This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
Downloaded from www.lifebooks4all.blogspot.com
For Enlightenment, Support, Self - growth & Self - improvement
Upkar Prakashan, Agra - 282002
© Publisher and author
2/11A, Swadeshi Bima Nagar, AGRA-282 002 Phone : 2530966, 2531101, 2602653, 2602930 Fax : (0562) 2531940 e-mail : email@example.com Website : www.upkarprakashan.com
4840/24, Govind Lane, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi - 110 002 Phone : 23251844, 23251866
The publishers have taken all possible precautions in publishing this book, yet if any mistake has crept in, the publishers shall not be responsible for the same. This book or any part thereof may not be reproduced in any form by photographic, mechanical, or any other method, for any use, without written permission from the publishers. Only the courts at Agra shall have the jurisdiction for any legal dispute.
Price : Rs. 00/(Rs. ..............)
Code No. 1529 Printed at : Upkar Prakashan (Printing Unit) Bye-pass, AGRA
Dedicated to the loving memory of my mother
(Mrs.) Chanda Devi
- Radharaman Agarwal
Downloaded from www.lifebooks4all.blogspot.com
PREFACE Quotation is a phrase or passage from a book or speech etc., remembered and repeated, usually with an acknowledgment of its source. Quotations are wisdom in crystal form, as in the words of Benjamin Disraeli, “the wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.” Hence, we can happily call the quotation as an immortal saying that will enlighten, educate, entertain, support and encourage our personal growth.
Quotations are enjoyed not merely for own pleasure’s sake, but can be used to add sparkle to your articles, essays, book, speech, or even everyday talk. A well turned phrase or a striking wit can create ripples of enjoyment or laughter in an otherwise dull atmosphere or stale party. A good book of quotations is always a pleasure. This book contains a collection of nearly 5000 quotations and proverbs meticulously selected from the best possible sources, ancient as well as modern. These quotations include the most celebrated lines from Shakespeare and other literary classics, the Bible, the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Ramayana, and from the sayings and writings of the great men like Buddha, Guru Nanak, and besides these, of some unknown but thoughtful writers, too. I owe a large debt to many authors, writers and publishers, whose quotations I have freely used with their names, and to them my acknowledgments are still due. Finally, a special word of sincere thanks to my dear niece Priyanka Choudhry for her general assistance with proofreading. Should you discover any error in this book, please write to the publisher or contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Radharaman Agarwal
✤✤✤ HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
T his book has been planned and organised with much care to enhance effect in your self-worth, self-growth, self-confidence and, above all, self-improvement that will help you stay positive on all occasions.
A wide range of subjects are grouped together for quotes containing similar words, or themes – for example, Ability, intelligence and talent, action and deeds, appreciation and approval, character and personality, compliment and praise and so on. Each subject bears the code number. Quotations are arranged subject-wise (with code number) and the subjects arranged alphabetically. The subject index given at the beginning directs you to specific topic with the page numbers on which they appear. Now you can easily select an appropriate quotation for use on almost any subject.
Downloaded from www.lifebooks4all.blogspot.com
Subjects grouped together for quotes containing similar themes
Subject Code : 1. 4. 5. 12. 15. 16. 35. 47. 48. 61. 110. 133. 134. Ability, Intelligence and Talent Accomplishment and Achievement Action and deeds Aim and Ambition Appreciation and Approval Argument, Disagreement and Compromise Books and Diaries Chaos and Order Character and Personality Compliment And Praise Education, Learning and Teaching Fault and mistake Feelings and emotions - Some Specific (A) Anger (B) Anticipation (C) Bitterness (D) Boredom (E) Envy (F) Fear (G) Forgiveness (H) Grief and Loss (I) Guilt (J) Happiness (K) Hate (L) Hope (M) Inferiority (N) Jealousy (O) Loneliness (P) Pride (Q) Revenge (R) Sadness (S) Shame Page 01 04 05 14 16 16 28 35 35 50 82 102 105-122 105 107 108 108 108 108 110 111 112 113 115 117 118 118 119 120 120 121 122
147. 149. 164. 168. 185. 198. 204. 217. 218. 228. Giving and helping others Goal, Objective, Obstacles and Solution Home, House and housework Humanity, human nature and human soul Inspiration and motivation Knowledge and wisdom Leader and leadership Love and affection Luck and opportunity Mental health issues : (A) Anxiety (B) Breakdown (C) Depression (D) Neurosis and Psychosis (E) Sanity and Insanity Pain and suffering Self and selfishness Success and failure Writer and writing 135 139 156 161 177 191 203 219 224 241-243 241 242 242 243 243 285 366 397 439
282. 368. 409. 470.
Ability / 01 Absence, Absent / 04 Acceptance / 04 Accomplishment / 04 Achievement / 04 Action / 05 Adaptability / 07 Admiration / 08 Adversity / 08 Advertising / 09 Advice / 10 Affection / 223 Age and ageing / 11 Aim / 14 Ambition / 14 Angel / 15 Anger / 105 Anticipation / 107 Anxiety / 241 Appearance / 15 Appreciation / 16 Approval / 16 Argument / 16 Art and artist / 18 Aspiration / 19 Attitude / 19 Avarice / 20 Awareness / 20 Blessing / 26 Blind / 26 Bliss / 26 Boast / 26 Body / 27 Bold (ness) / 27 Books / 28 Boredom / 108 Borrowing / 29 Bravery / 30 Breakdown / 242 Brevity / 30 Brotherhood / 30 Business / 31
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Capitalism / 32 Care / 32 Caution / 32 Chance / 32 Change / 33 Challenge / 34 Chaos / 35 Character / 35 Charity / 39 Cheerfulness / 40 Child, Childhood and children/41 Choice / 44 Circumstance / 45 Civilization / 45 Clever / 47 Commitment / 47 Common sense / 47 Communication / 48 Communism / 49 Companionship / 49 Compliment / 50 Compromise / 17 Conceit / 51 Conduct / 51
Bachelor / 21 Beauty / 21 Belief / 24 Benevolence / 24 Biography / 25 Birds / 25 Birth / 25 Bitterness / 108
x Confession / Confidence / Conscience / Contentment / Conversation / Courage / Courtesy / Coward / Creation and Creator / Crime / Critic and Criticism / Culture / Cunning / Curiosity / Custom / 52 55 55 57 57 58 59 60 60 61 61 63 63 63 64 Dog / Doing and doing nothing / Doubt / Dream / Dress / Drinking / Duty / 76 77 77 78 79 79 80 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ E Eating / 82 Economy / 82 Education / 82 Egoism and Egotism / 88 Eloquence / 88 Emancipation / 88 Encouragement / 89 Endurance / 89 Enemy / 89 Enthusiasm / 90 Envy / 108 Equality / 90 Error / 93 Eternity / 93 Events / 93 Evil / 93 Example / 94 Excess / 95 Excuse / 95 Experience / 96 Eyes / 97 D Dance / 65 Danger / 65 Dead / 65 Death / 66 Debt / 68 Deceit / 69 Decision / 69 Deeds / 105 Delay / 69 Delight / 70 Democracy / 70 Depression / 242 Desire / 71 Destiny / 71 Determination / 72 Devil / 72 Diaries / 29 Difficulty / 72 Dignity / 73 Diplomacy / 73 Disagreement / 17 Discipline / 74 Discontent / 75 Discretion / 75 Dishonest / 76 Divine / 76 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ F Face / 98 Failure / 396 Faith / 98 Fame / 99 Family / 100 Fate and fatalism / 102 Fault / 102 Fear / 108 Feelings and emotions – General / 104 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ .
xi – Some specific ‘A’ to ‘S’/105-122 Flag / 123 Flattery / 123 Flower / 124 Fools / 124 Forgiveness / 110 Fortune / 126 Freedom / 127 Friend and friendship / 128 Future / 131 Honesty / 158 Honour / 159 Hope / 117 Hospitality / 160 House / 157 Housework / 158 Humanity / 161 Human Nature / 162 Human Soul and God / 163 Humility / 163 Humour / 164 Husband / 165 Hypocrisy / 166 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ G Garden / 133 Generation gap / 133 Generosity / 133 Genius / 134 Giving / 135 Glory / 137 Goal / 137 God / 139 Good (ness) / 142 Government / 143 Gratitude / 144 Greatness / 145 Grief and loss / 111 Guest / 147 Guilt / 112 Guts / 147 I Ideas / 167 Idealist / 168 Idleness / 169 Ignorance / 170 Imagination / 171 Imitation / 172 Immortality / 172 Impossible / 174 Independence / 174 Individuality / 175 Inferiority / 118 Ingratitude / 176 Injustice / 177 Inspiration / 177 Intellect (ual) / 178 Intelligence / 02 Interest / 180 Intolerance / 180 Invention / 180 H Habit / 148 Happiness / 113 Hate / 115 Healing / 150 Health / 149 Heart and Head / 151 Heaven and Hell / 152 Helping others / 136 Hero / 154 History / 155 Holiness / 156 Home / 156 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ J Jealosy / 118 Jest / 182 Joy / 182 Judge / 183 Judgement / 184 Just and justice / 185 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ .
xii K Kind (ness) / King / Kiss / Knowledge / 187 188 189 191 L Labour / 196 Language / 197 Laugh. John / Mind / Minute / Miracle / Mirror / Miser / Misery / Misfortune / Mistake / Moderation / Modesty / Moment / Money / Moon / Morality / Morning / Mortality / Mother / Motivation / Motive / Music / Myself / Mystery / 244 244 245 245 245 249 249 250 250 250 250 103 251 252 253 254 257 257 259 259 260 178 261 262 264 264 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ N Name / 265 Nation / 266 Nature / 266 Necessity / 268 Neighbour / 268 Neurosis and psychosis / 243 New / 269 News / 269 Newspaper / 270 Night / 270 Nightingale / 271 Nobility / 272 Noise / 272 Nonsense / 273 Nose / 273 Novelty / 273 M Machine / Mad (ness) / Man / Manners / Marriage / Medicine Melancholy / Memories and memory / Men and women / Mental health issues / 227 227 228 232 233 236 237 238 240 241 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . Laughter / 198 Law / 201 Lawyer / 202 Lazy. lying / 209 Life / 211 Light / 216 Listening / 217 Literature / 218 Little / 219 Loneliness / 119 Loquacity / 219 Love / 219 Luck / 224 Mercy / Merit / Might / Milton. Laziness / 203 Leader and leadership / 203 Learning / 84 Leisure / 205 Lending / 206 Liar / 207 Liberty / 207 Library / 209 Lie.
Politician / 309 Population / 311 Positive / 311 Poverty / 312 Power.xiii O Oath / 274 Obedience / 274 Objective / 138 Obligation / 275 Obstacles / 139 Obstinacy / 275 Occupation / 275 Offence / 276 Office and Officer / 276 Old / 276 Open Mind / 278 Opinion / 278 Opportunity / 225 Optimism and Pessimism / 280 Oratory / 283 Order / 35 Originality / 283 Others / 284 P Pain and suffering / 285 Painting / 287 Paradise / 288 Parents / 288 Parting / 289 Passion / 290 Past / 291 Patience / 292 Patriotism / 294 Peace and peace of mind / 296 Pen / 298 People / 298 Perfection / 300 Perseverance / 301 Personality / 38 Pessimism / 282 Philosophy. Philosopher / 302 Please / 304 Pleasure / 304 Poem / 305 Poet / 306 Poetry / 307 Politeness / 308 Politics. Power of Mind / 314 Practice / 316 Praise / 50 Prayer / 316 Preaching / 318 Prejudice / 319 Present / 320 Press / 320 Price / 321 Pride / 120 Principle / 321 Prison / 322 Problems / 323 Procrastination / 324 Progress / 325 Promise / 326 Property / 327 Prosperity / 109 Prudence / 328 Psychology / 329 Public and public opinion / 331 Publicity / 331 Pun / 332 Punctuality / 332 Punishment / 333 Pure. Puritan / 333 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Q Quality / Quarrel / Question And Answer / Quotation / 335 335 336 336 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ R Rain and rainbow / 338 Reading / 339 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ .
Reliance / 372 Self. Percy Bysshe / 377 Silence / 377 Simplicity / 380 Sin / 380 Sincerity / 381 Sky : / 382 Slavery / 382 Sleep / 383 Smile / 383 Snow / 384 Socialism / 385 Solitude / 385 Solution / 139 Song / 386 Sorrow / 387 Soul / 388 Speech / 389 Stars / 391 Statesman / 392 Strength / 392 Struggle / 393 Style / 393 Success and failure / 393 Suicide / 397 Sun / 398 Sunday / 398 S Sacrifice / Sadness / Safety / Sanity and insanity / Saint / Salt / Salvation / Scholar / Science / Sea / Secret / Seeing / Self and Selfishness / Self .Reproach / 373 Self .Esteem / 369 Self .Concept / 368 Self .Awareness / 360 121 360 243 360 361 362 362 362 364 364 365 366 367 367 .xiv Reality / 341 Reason / 342 Reform / 343 Refusal / 344 Regret / 345 Rejoice / 345 Relationship / 345 Religion / 346 Repentance / 349 Reputation / 350 Resolution / 351 Respect / 351 Responsibility / 351 Rest / 352 Result / 352 Revenge / 120 Revolution / 353 Reward / 354 Rich / 354 Right and Wrong / 356 Rights / 356 Risk / 357 Romance / 357 Rome / 357 Rose / 358 Rumour / 359 Self.Actualization / Self .Knowledge / 370 Self .Satisfaction / 374 Senses / 374 Service / 375 Sex / 375 Shakespeare / 376 Shame / 122 Shelley.Improvement / 370 Self .Control / 368 Self .Confidence / 368 Self .Respect / 374 Self .Sacrifice / 374 Self .Love / 371 Self.Praise / 372 Self .
Will-Power / Wind / Winner and Loser / Wisdom / Wise / Wish and wisher / Wit / Wit and humour / Wonder / Words / Work and workforce / World / Writer and writing / 423 423 425 425 426 427 427 427 165 428 428 429 193 429 429 430 431 432 433 435 436 437 U Ugliness / 414 Understanding / 414 Unhappiness / 414 Union / 415 Unity 415 Universe / 415 University / 416 Unknown / 416 Y Year / Yesterday / Young / Youth / 440 440 440 440 V Valentine / Value / Vanity / Verdict / Vice / 417 417 417 418 418 Z Zeal / 442 ✤✤✤ .xv Suspicion / 399 Swearing / 399 Sympathy / 399 Victory / Violence / Virtue / Vision / Voice / 419 419 420 421 422 T Tact / 400 Talent / 03 Talk / 400 Taste / 402 Taxes / 402 Teaching / 86 Tears / 402 Temptation / 403 Thinking / 404 Thoughts / 405 Time / 407 Time Management / 409 Today and Tomorrow / 409 Tolerance / 410 Tongue / 411 Travel / 411 Tree / 412 Trouble / 412 Trust / 413 Truth / 52 W Wants / War / Water / Weakness / Wealth / Weather / Wedding / Welcome / Wife / Will.
. while others judge us by what we have already done.Cicero The man who can speak acceptable is usually given credit for ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses. . 5.blogspot.Napoleon Bonaparte We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing. .Downloaded from www. . but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. . 6. 2.Mahatma Gandhi It is a fine thing to have ability. 7. 8.Francis Bacon Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. Ability is of little account without opportunity.com Book of Quotations # 01 A 1.Dale Carnegie The Difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.John Wooden 3.lifebooks4all. . 4. but it takes character to keep you there.James Froude Natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by study.Elbert Hubbard Ability may get you to the top. .Longfellow As we advance in life. . Intelligence and Talent (A) Ability : 1. 9. . Ability. . we learn the limits of our abilities.
and who arrives at an end by the shortest route. A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.02 # Book of Quotations 10. and somehow tie the hog on one end of the plank. They would get a long plank. . if we do the same thing for the same reason. . Every child ought to be more intelligent than his parent.John Dewey 14.Clarence Darrow . This intelligence.Joseph Whitney 15. The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt.Frederic Amiel 16. . An intelligent man never snubs anybody. .Samuel Johnson (B) Intelligence : 11. which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended. . They’d search all around till they found a stone that would balance the weight of the hog and they’d put that one the other end of the plank. .Willy Cuppy 12.Bertrand Russell 17. If an animal does something. . we call it instinct. .testing business reminds me the way they used to weigh hogs in Texas. .Alfred North Whitehead 13. The intelligence is proved not by ease of learning but by understanding what we learn. put it over a cross-bar. Then they guess the weight of the stone.Vauvenargues 18. What is an intelligent man ? A man who enters with case and completeness into the spirit of things and the intention of persons. Intelligence is a quickness to apprehend as a distinct from ability. we call it intelligence.
. industry will supply their deficiency. If a man has talent and cannot use it. Work 23. he has failed. . . The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent. That on talent which is death to hide.Milton : Sonnet : On His Blindness . If I cannot carry forests on my back. Men of talent are men for occasions. all is well and wisely put.Thomas Wolfe 26.Benjamin Franklin 25. What’s a sundial in the shade? . Hide not your talents.Sir Joshna Reynolds 27. The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. . If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it.Book of Quotations # 03 (C) Talent : 19. Everyone has talent.Holmes 28. he has partly failed. They for use were made. If you have but moderate abilities. industry will improve them. but in the failure to use the one talent.Edgar W. Talent is developed in retirement : character is formed in the rush of the world. If you have great talents. .Emerson 20. .Erica Jong 24.Goethe 21.William Hazlitt 22. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. . If he has talent and uses half of it. . Neither can you crack a nut. he has gloriously succeeded. and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever knew. . Talents differ.
Absent 1. Acceptance 1. . Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. we must accept them and be at peace with them.Carl Gustav Jung The greatest gift that yow can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.Samuel Johnson The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity. 5. . . .Thomas H. They belong to us.Helen Keller . Bayly Absence from whom we love is worse than death.04 # Book of Quotations 2. 6. . . but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. I long to accomplish a great and noble task.William James It is no good casting out devils. 3. . 3. Lawrence We cannot change anything until we accept it. . the tenderest love requires to be renewed by intervals of absence. 4.Old Testament 4. 3.Brian Tracy 2. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. 2. but present in spirit.D.Ouida The absent are always in the wrong. . Absence. . . Accomplishment and Achievement 1.Phillippe Destouches Absent in body.H.William Cowper The joy of life is variety. 4.
5. 4. 6.William Arthur Ward Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. Actions speak louder than words.Book of Quotations # 05 2. they point out what is most remarkable in them. . . pursue persistently.Isa Upanishad 3. .English Proverb The actions of men are like the index to a book. .Thomas Fuller Nobody can become perfect by merely ceasing to act. . Through Achievement the ego is fulfilled. . . . prepare prayerfully. Kennedy 3.Rig Veda Unrighteous deeds gradually undermine the very foundations of happiness.Bhagawad Gita Let not the fruits of action be the motive of your actions. Action and deeds 1. with action overcomes death and with knowledge reaches immortality. otherwise you might be disappointed and leave the path of right action.Robert F. 4. 2. .Swami Dayanand He who knows both action and knowledge. . proceed positively. . 5. but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. 5.Rajneesh You should not measure your success by what you have accomplished. You must be able to attach something to yourself that you can claim as mine: my achievement.Cliare Staples Lewis Four steps to achievement: plan purposefully. so you must achieve something.
.Thomas Carlyle 18. The more we do.Arnold J. . but to do what lies clearly at hand. I do and I understand.J. Theirs not to reason why. 9. I am always doing things I can’t do. Right action cannot come out of nothing. . . 8. . . . The basis of action is lack of imagination. . Theirs not to make reply. I hear and I forget.Theodore Roosevelt A life.Jawaharlal Nehru 17. that’s how I get to do them. . It is the last recourse of those who know not how to dream. but action.R. Theirs but to do and die.06 # Book of Quotations 7.Emerson 11.Thomas Henry Huxley Do what you can with what yow have where you are. I see and I remember. An action is the perfection and publication of thought.Chinese Proverb .Oscar Wilde 16.Pablo Picasso 12. . the more busy we are. the more leisure we have. . Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance. it must be preceded by thought. Lowell 15. which does not go into action. the more we can do.Tennyson : The Charge of the Light Brigade 13. Toynbee 10.Hazlitt 14 Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. The great end of life is not knowledge. . is a failure.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself the vessel that contains it. We should count time by heart throbs. .Chinese Prones Perfection seems to be nothing more than a complete adaptation to the environment.James Thurber 2. We live in deeds.Book of Quotations # 07 Deeds : 19. . than the hell of thinking and doubting. however cruel they may be. How for that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.Rig Veda 22. but the environment is constantly changing. . Our deeds determine us.Philip James Bailey 21. would one desire to live a hundred years.Ravindra Nath Tagore 6. in persuasion of divine ordained duties.The Talmud 25.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice 23. 3. . Only for performing noble deeds.Pascal 24. . acts the best. Adaptability 1. not figures on a dial. so perfection can never be more than transitory. . . The whole worth of a kind deed lies in the love that inspires it. Deeds are better. . Somerset Maugham The undisciplined mind is far better adapted to the confused world in which we live today than the streamlined mind. He most lives who thinks most.W. as much as we determine our deeds. feels the noblest. . . not years. Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.George Eliot 20. . in thoughts.
Anonymous There is no education like adversity. Gantier 2. You mustn’t expect to have everything exactly to your taste. Adversity and Prosperity (A) Adversity : 1.Washington Irving 4. . 8. . 8. to admire is to love with the mind. 5. . . Admiration 1. . ugly and venomous.Sukra Neeti When things get rough. Wears yet a precious jewel in his head. 2. like the toad. .Addison : The Spectator To love is to admire with the heart. 3. . excessive penance and blind adherence to truth lead to adversity. 7. 6.T. it’s the rubbing that brings out the shine.Mahatma Gandhi 7. . .Seneca Excessive charity.08 # Book of Quotations 4. . .Billy Graham Sweet are the uses of adversity.Shakespeare: As yow like it He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. Adversity introduces a man to himself.Disraeli Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. remember. Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object. Which.Francis Bacon Adversities strengthen the mind as labour does the body. .
J.Euripides 15. . .Harry S.Francis Bacon 19. seeming clear.La Rochefoucauld 18. In human life there is nothing which prospers to the end. show white. We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. . If you can’t stand the heat. . W. Greater virtues are necessary in bearing good fortune than bad.Shakespeare 12. Prosperity doth bewitch men. Prosperity makes friends. Goethe 14. when business is bad you’ve got to advertise. Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.Og Mandino (B) Prosperity : 11. . . . get out of the kitchen.Book of Quotations # 09 9. but adversity doth best discover virtue. . Prosperity doth best discover vice. In prosperity let us take great care to avoid pride. When business is good it pays to advertise. .Anonymous 9. Search for the seed of good in every adversity. Advertising 1.Anonymous . .Syrus 17. adversity tries them. But seas do laugh. .La Rochefoucauld 16. scorn and arrogance.John Webster 13. Truman 10. A jest’s prosperity lies in the ear. . when rocks are near.
it is a sure sign that he himself wants it. Advice is seldom welcome. . 10. large promise.Josh Billings 2.Kin Hubbard You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. .10 # Book of Quotations 2.Sinclair Lewis It used to be that a fellow went on the police force after everything else failed. . particularly if the goods are worthless.Lord Halifax Advice is a drug in the market. 5.Aldous Huxley 4. is the soul of an advertisement. . .Norman Douglas : South Wind The advertisement is one of the most interesting and difficult of modern literary forms. you don’t need advice. the supply always exceeds the demand. 6.Erica Jong If you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice. . 3. . Promise. Advice 1.Samuel Johnson Advertising is 85 per cant confusion and 15 per cent commission. . 3.Earl of Chesterfield Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. but today he goes in the advertising game. 5. and those who want it the most always like it the least. .Roger Devlin If a man loves to give advice. . 7. . . 4.Fred Allen Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods.
Chesterton 14. It is never of any use to oneself. I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice. . Do it and others will follow. but few thy voice. . . Take it from me. 7. .G. The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. . and whatever she advises.Vauvenargues 11. Give every man thine ear. We do not count a man’s years.Ancient Proverb 13.Book of Quotations # 11 6. Baily We give advice. 8. the softer it falls.Shakespeare 15. Age and ageing 1. .Oscar wilde 11. .La Rochefoucauld 10.Emerson . . and then going away and doing the exact opposite.Jawaharlal Nehru 16. until he has nothing else to count. . . do not advise too much. Advice is like snow. 9. Write down the advice of him who loves you.Samuel Taylor Coleridge Ask a woman’s advice.K. Never give advice unless asked. Give help rather than advice. do the very reverse. . though you like it not at present. but reserve thy judgement. take each man’s censure. the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.Phillip J. but we do not inspire conduct. and you’re sure to be wise. .Thomas Moore The worst men often give the best advice.German Proverb 12. do the job yourself.
Mortimer Collins 10. . and old authors to read. 8. 7. old friends to trust. .Francis Bacon . . . A man is as old as he’s feeling.Aristophanes 3. A fool at forty is a fool indeed.Old Testament 12. . Your young men shall see visions. but woman has only one age. . middle age of improving. 6. after she is thirty-five. and old age of spending. in old age the years are short and the days are long. As a white candle in a holy place. old wine to drink. So is the beauty of an aged face.Panin Grow up as soon as you can. The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty.Edward Young 9. It pays. The last of life for which the first was made.Anne Bradstreet The first forty years of life give us the text. Your old man shall dream dreams. . . .Joseph Campbell : The Old Woman 13. Old wood best to burn. the next thirty supply the commentary on it.Shakespeare 11. .R.Schopenhauer In youth the days are short and the years are long. Youth is the time of getting. 4. Man has seven ages. 5. . A woman as old as she looks.Hervey Allen Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. Browning Old men are children for a second time.12 # Book of Quotations 2. .
the yellow leaf.five on. To grow older is a new venture in itself. From birth to age eighteen.five to fifty. she needs good looks. the middle. childhood chews hours and swallows minutes. Goethe 16. .Oscar Wilde 21.Malcolm De Chazal 17. Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning. a girl needs good parents.George Burns 19. Old age lives minutes slowly. my way of life Is fall’n into the sear. . . I have lived long enough.aged suspect everything.Book of Quotations # 13 14.Abraham Lincoln . From thirty.Victor Hugo 15. would tell one anything.five. 3 22. the young know everything. Jr.Bob Hope 18. From eighteen to thirty-five. From fifty.Martin Luther King. Forty is the old age of youth. who would tell one that. By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. not the longevity. it’s not the years in your life that count.Sophie Tucker 20. .Oscar Wilde 23. . . she needs good cash.J. . . The old believe everything.W. she needs a good personality.Shakespeare : Macbeth V. One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. 24. . . fifty is the youth of old age. A woman. You only have to remember it. And in the end. hours quickly. . of one’s life is what is important. It’s the life in your years. The quality.
Aim and Ambition (A) Aim : 1. O Lord. 2. (B) Ambition : 5. . All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. .W. I climbed and. Tagore 3. Davies : Ambition Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.John Milton : Paradise Lost If you wish to reach the highest.N. begin at the lowest.Theodore Roosevelt . . Keep your eyes on the stars. 8. 9.Syrus 6.Logan Pearsall Smith One who thinks in terms of silver. Edmund Young I had Ambition. 4. 10. .Vauvenargues 12.Henry G. . .R.Rev.14 # Book of Quotations 12. and reigns alone. Ascended into Hell. . and after that to enjoy it. . Keen ambition banishes pleasure. 7.Joseph Conrad : A Personal Record Peace begins where ambition ends. . Weaver What is to be ended must be ended in this life. by which sin the angels fell. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. cannot act in terms of gold.H.Robert Louis Stevenson There are two things to aim at in life : first to get what you want. . . from youth onwards. and your feet on the ground. An aim in life is the only fortune worth. step by step.
but not a human being. and not to the outward appearance. 3. .William Blake 13. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! . 8. 4.Shakespeare: Hamlet In heaven an angel is nobody in particular. Tagore One may smile and smile and be a villian. .Aesop 5. . Be not forgetful to entertain strangers.Chesterfield Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. Shaw 14.Bible : St. Appearance 1.G. 6. .B. .New Testament: Hebrews 2. but few have the gift of penetration.Book of Quotations # 15 11. All men have eyes.R. . .Machiavelli You may judge a flower or a butterfly by its looks. . .Oscar wilde We should look to the mind. 3. . for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. .N. 2. John Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold.Anonymous It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. . 7. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. Angel 1.Anonymous Judge not according to the appearance. All that glitters is not gold.
. 16. Argument.16 # Book of Quotations 15. (B) Approval : 3. 4. to utter. argument an exchange of ignorance.Dale Carnegie 2. Disagreement and Compromise (A) Argument : 1. 4. 2. As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation. .Robert Quillen A good man does not argue.Voltaire Flattery is from the teeth out.Jonathan Swift Discussion is an exchange of knowledge. He who argues is not a good man. .Mark Twain 5. and no way has been found out of securing that. . By appreciation we make excellence in others our own property. Appreciation and Approval (A) Appreciation : 1. . above all liberties. .Hans Selye People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most. .Lao Tzu Give the liberty to know.Wayne Dyer We can secure other people’s approval if we do right and try hard. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out. . Argument is the worst sort of conversation. . but our own is worth a hundred of it.John Milton 3. and to argue freely according to conscience. .
10. Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. but we can only persuade them by their own. Either you be or you don’t be.Richard Whately 6. . The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat. It is the weak man who urges compromise. 9.Golda Meir . He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. . . .R. To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument. 8.Elbert Hubbard 15.Book of Quotations # 17 5.G.K. .Mahatma Gandhi (C) Compromise: 14. We may convince other by our argument.Victor Hugo Never argue at the dinner table. 7. Lowell I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect. . There is no greater nuisance in a country than an argumentative person.Edward Gibbon Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause. .Joseph Joubert 12. never the strong men.Michel de Montaigne 11. . . . .Rabindranath Tagore There is no good in arguing with the inevitable.J. The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion. Chesterton (B) Disagreement : 13.
Art. but the world of reality belongs to Art. it is the transmission of feelings.William Blake. as it were. Science is the tree of death.Jean Cocteau Fine art is that in which the hand. 6. Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life. Keep me with stern and stubborn pride.18 # Book of Quotations 16. the artist has experienced.Leo Tolstoy Art is a faithful mirror of life and civilization of a period. thus your art must be. . .Oscar Wilde Art is the tree of life. . as a pupil imitates his master. Art and artist 1. 9.Longfellow Art is a marriage of the conscious and unconscious. keep me still unsatisfied.Ravindranath Tagore 7. .Dante .Sydney Smith 17. God. the head and the heart of man go together. 10. . 8.Louis Untermeyer : Prayer 17. 2.Jehn Ruskin Art is not a handicraft. . . 5. god’s grandchild. . . . . And when at last the fight is won. .Jean Paul Richter Art is long and time is fleeting. follows nature. 3.Jawaharlal Nehru Abstract truth may belong to science and metaphysics. All great alterations in human affairs are produced by compromise. as far as it is able. 4. The secret of life is an art. From compromise and things half done.
therefore he is her slave and her master. And was not.Alfred De Musset 15. . .Vannevar Bush What I aspired to be. . Art is the reproduction of what the senses perceive in through the veil of the soul. than what people do or say. . .Book of Quotations # 19 11. Browning 2. .Patricia Neal Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. . . .George Bernard Shaw 13.Charles Swindoll 2. The artist is a lover of nature. than money. The artist does not see things as they are. 19. or skill. . 3. but as he is. . You can not demonstrate an ambition or prove an aspiration. Aspiration 1. .Ravindranath Tagore 18. Great artists have no country. A strong positive mental altitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.Jhon Viscount Morley The scene changes but the aspirations of men of goodwill persist. Attitude 1.Edgar Allan Poe 12. than education. 3.Alfred Tonnelle 14.Hans Selye Attitude is more important than the past.R. giftedness. God made the world as an artist and that is why the world must learn from its artists. It is more important than appearance. than circumstances. comforts me.
But to act on what you learn is all that really matters. Avarice 1.John C. to observe and to know. by changing the inner attitudes of their minds. but avarice everything. Too seldom we choose to control what we can–our attitude. 2. ✤✤✤ . 20. we try to choose and control things we cannot. you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. Too often. can change the outer aspects of their lives. Awareness 1. Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us. .20 # Book of Quotations 4. Maxwell You can control your attitude toward what happens to you.Brian Tracy 7. Learn the art of being aware. Gardner 2. . We cannot control life’s difficult moments but we can choose to make life less difficult.Samuel Johnson 21. To understand what you see is a third. . To see what you look at is another.Syrus Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure and the second devoted to ambition. . Poverty wants much. We cannot control the negative atmosphere of the world. and in that.William James 5. but we can control the atmosphere of our minds. our success depends upon our power to perceive. .Earl Nightingale 6. isn’t it? . . To learn from what you understand is still something else.Joaquin Miller To look is one thing. Human beings.John W. .
But must be current. A bachelor is souvenir of some woman who found a better one at the last minute. 23. 6. .John Milton The most natural beauty in the world is honesty and moral truth. Beauty 1.John Keats Beauty is Nature’s Coin. . . For all beauty is truth. Mencken By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.L.Book of Quotations # 21 B 22.Anonymous A bachelor’s life is a splendid breakfast. and the good thereof Consists in mutual and partaken bliss.Oscar Wilde A bachelor feels terrible when sees many young girls in a time so little. A thing of beauty is a joy for ever : Its loveliness increases.Helen Rowland 2.Anonymous A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever. Bachelor 1.. ..Lord Shaftesbury 2. . 5. 3. 4.H. must not be hoarded.Helen Rowland A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women. a tolerably flat dinner and a most miserable supper. and yet has the art to remain a bachelor. 3. it will never Pass into nothingness. . . . . .
a simile is its sword.Confucious 15. Browning .The Mother 8. . Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character. Beauty. and each mind perceives a different beauty. Beauty is power. .Emerson 16. Beauty is the homage which Nature renders to the Supreme Master of the universe.Khalil Gibran 7.Mere 13.David Hume 6.bereaking beauty Will remain when there is no heart to break for it. the heart . Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. If you get simple beauty and naught else.Robinson Jeffers 10. . the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. The beauty of things was born before eyes and sufficient to itself. You get about the best thing God invents.that is all Ye know an earth. .John Keats 5. “Beauty is truth. . . . .Charles Reade 14. then beauty is its own excuse for being. which contemplates them.22 # Book of Quotations 4. . and the first it takes away.Ambrose Bierce 11. . Beauty’s tears are lovelier than her smiles.” .Jane Seymour 12. truth beauty. . .Thomas Campbell 9.R. . Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. Beauty is the first present Nature gives to women. Beauty in things exists merely in the mind. and all ye need to know. If eyes were made for seeing.
. They must be felt with the heart. peacocks and lilies.Book of Quotations # 23 17. . and every thing beside Seemed like the fleeting image of a shade. That which is striking and beautiful is not always good. but that which is good is always beautiful. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. .Fronz Kafka 26. Give me but one brief day of perfect beauty.K. Gandhi 21.Sappho 18.Shakespeare 19. and I will answer for the days that follow.Ravindranath Tagore 22.Ninon De L’ englos 24.. . The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.John Ruskin . .Pascal 23. . .M. We are conscious of beauty when there is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us. .. . True beauty consists in purity of heart. . Is she kind as she is fair? For beauty lives with kindness. Remember that the most beantiful things in the world are the most useless. for example. her beauty made The bright world dim. What is beautiful is good and who is good will soon be beautiful.Shelley 25. .Helen Keller 20.
5. Benevolence is the tranquil habitation of man and righteousness is his straight path. . because they have never deceived us.Tertullian 10.W. . You have to belive in yourself. dear me. Augustine 8.Denis Waitley Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true. . . . 4. It you believe. For. for so it goes.Robert Frost : The Black Cottage Man is made by his belief. As he believes. I believe because it is impossible. . Even when I was in the orphanage.24 # Book of Quotations 24. Emerson Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. . 7. 3. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.Samuel Johnson 9. Benevolence 1. We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know. 6. why abandon a belief.Mencius . . I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world.Francis Bacon 2. you probably can. but believe that you may understand. . you won’t. Merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough.R.Charlie Chaplin 25. .St. . Seek not to understand that you may believe. as a tree bears apples. so he is. A man bears belief.Bhagwad Gita We are born believing. you most assuredly won’t. Belief 1.Dinah Mulock Craik If you believe you can. and not a doubt It will turn true again.
.William Blake Birds of a feather will gather together. and drink and sing.W. .Old Testament 2. Biography 1. . . .Thomas Carlyle Read no history. Emerson 3.Robert Burton. but only biography. Birth 1. 3. .Marcus Aurelius Naked came I out of my mother’s womb.Disraeli There is properly no history. and for the dead birth is certain. 28. Therefore grieve not over that which is unavoidable. nothing but biography for that is life without theory. . 27. is a secret of Nature. One bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.Cervantes Biography is the most universally pleasant and profitable of all reading.George Meredith Doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea. . . Birds 1.Bhagvad Gita Birth. and naked shall I return thither. . And we’dbe as happy as birds in the spring. 2. 3. 26. like death. Then the Parson might preach. . .George Herbert 2. Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself. For that which is born death is certain.R. 3.Book of Quotations # 25 2.
. Blessing 1. 5. . and “Amen’’ Stuck in my throat.T. both shall fall into the ditch.Rudyard Kipling He who prides himself upon wealth and honour hastens his own downfall. 31.Erasmus They be blind leaders of the blind. .26 # Book of Quotations 4. . 2. Lord ! . 2. Blind 1. .Wordsworth There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. Bliss 1. 32. Bayly It is folly to be wise where ignorance is a bliss.Alexander Pope For frantic boast and foolish word Thy mercy on Thy People. 2. 2.Shakespeare : Macbeth 30.New Testament : Matthew A blind man will not thank you for a looking glass.eyed man is king. . . .George Santayana 29.New Testament : Matthew I had most need to blessing.Thomas Fuller It was a dream of perfect bliss. And if the blind leads the blind. Boast 1.Lao Tze 3. . Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.H. . Blessed is he that eometh in the name of the Lord. Tap beautiful to last. In the country of the blind the one . .
its parts. Such is the patriot’s boast. Edward Young 4. . O earth. . 2. .Dryden 3. 3. . we must let our minds be bold.Shelley If we would guide by the light of reason. 6. 34. Brandeis Fortune befriends the bold.Book of Quotations # 27 3. at home. best country ever is. His first. and so bold. A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul.Louis D. . Bold (ness) 1.Reg Veda The body is like a tortoise that lies inactive in the pit of longings without making an effort for release. 4. Where’er we roam. the human body is sacred.Oliver Goldsmith Where boasting ends.Rev. Body 1.Walt Whitman Any good practical philosophy must star out with the recognition of our having body. .Francis Bacon : The Advancement of Learning No knowledge can be more satisfactory to a man than that of his own frame. a sick body is a prison. . there dignity begins. . 33.Jefferson If anything is scared. What ! alive. 5. .Lin Yutang Every particle of human body is a symbol of universal existence. . their functions and actions.Shri Ram 2. . .
. . 5. 4. . To have begun is half the job. 8. excepting only savage nations.Horace I dare do all that may become a man. Books and Diaries 1. . me judic. but his books were read. no book . embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. . 9. .Francis Bacon When I am dead. others to be swallowed. Books are well written or badly written. .Martin Tupper A book that furnishes no quotation is. Who dares do more is none.it is a plaything. 7.28 # Book of Quotations 4. . 5.T.Voltaire Some books are to be tasted.Hilaire Belloc : On His Book A good book is the precious life .Oscar Wilde A good book is the best of friends.Lucan In desperate matters the boldest counsels are the safest. Peacock Books without the knowledge of life are useless.blood of a master spirit. 6. 2.Samuel Johnson A book is a success when people who haven’t read it pretend they have. . . Mc Carthy 35. 6. I hope it may be said : “His sins were scarlet. the same today and for ever. 7. is governed by books.Shakespeare : Macbeth By boldness great fears are cancealed.J.John Milton There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. be bold and be sensible. . . That is all. and some few to be chewed and digested. .Livy All the known world. 3.L. .
the bad girls never have the time. a company by the way. . The only books I have in my library are those that other folks have lent me. . a storehouse. the books of the hour.Book of Quotations # 29 10.J. . Books think for me.Pablo Picasso 19. .Thomas De Quincy 11. It is one of the misfortunes of life that one must read thousands of books only to discover that one need not have read them.Thomas Carlyle 16. It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young. Leigh Hunt 15.John Ruskin 14.H. Never lend books. He that goes on borrowing goes on sorrowing . . a counselor.Anatole France Diaries : 18.Henry Ward Beecher 17.Charles Lamb 13. A room without books is a body without a soul.Tallulah Bankhead 36. All books are divisible into two classes. and the books of all time. a multitude of counselors. I cannot sit and think. . a party. I love to lose myself in other men’s minds. . for no one ever returns them. I am reading.Benjamin Franklin . that never fail me. Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. an orchard. . A book is a garden. . . Borrowing 1.Cicero 12. When I am not walking. and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old. It’s the good girls who keep the diaries. My books are friends.
Samuel Johnson True bravely is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world. the fewer words he takes to express them..30 # Book of Quotations 2.Shakespeare : Hamlet 37.. . .Bruce Barton 2.. 3.. ...Shakespeare : Hamlet Few words are best.Ray The more ideas a man has. . And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.. 39...... .... Since brevity is the soul of wit.. I will be brief.. is Brotherhood... ..... In the brave days of old. Brotherhood 1... .... 38.Macaulay 2.. 3. 2. Wise men do not talk to kill time.Wendell Phillips 3. .. they talk to save it. Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.... .. moral bravery is a much higher and truer courage. . . Bravery 1. Brevity 1.. Life’s final star.....La Rochefoucauld Physical bravery is an animal instinct.Henrik Ibsen Neither borrower nor a lender be : For loan oft losses both itself and friend.. The crest and crowning of all good. Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing...Edwin Markham The Romans were like brothers... .
. Graham The art of winning in business is in working hard.Woodrow Wilson Business without profit is not business any more than a pickle is a candy. To have love of humanity without mere sentimentality. . . 5. . .Charles F. Abbott Business has only two basic functions . not taking things so seriously.Will Rogers 2.Elbert Hubbard Business should be like religion and science. .Samuel Butler Every great man of business has got somewhere a touch of the idealist in him. 6. 10.Peter Drucker The business of government is to keep the government out of business .marketing and innovations. it should know neither love nor hate. . . 3.that is.Madame De Girardin Business is like oil. unless business needs government aid. Business 1.Charles E. 7. 4. . We demand that big business give people a square deal. Hughes 40. That which is everybody’s business is nobody’s business. It won’t mix with anything but business.Book of Quotations # 31 3. 9.J.Theodore Roosevelt ✤✤✤ . .Izaak Walton Business is other people’s money. 8. .
44.Anatole France . . . . . .Nikolai Lenin Capital is only the fruit of labour. Chance 1. 43.Confucius 3. Capital. oppresses the worker by undermining the small proprietor and creating an army of the unemployed.Voltaire To carry care to bed.Spanish Proverb The cautious seldom err. sign nothing without reading it. . . that infest the day. 2.Abraham Lincoln 2. 3. And the cares. And the night shall be filled with music.Victor Hugo Drink nothing without seeing it. Care 1. created by labour of the worker.Haliburton 2. And as silently steal away. 42. like the Arabs. is to sleep with a pack on your back. . .Longfellow : The Day is Done Providence has given us hope and sleep is a compensation for the many cares of life. and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. Caution 1. Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when He did not want to sign.32 # Book of Quotations C 41. Capitalism 1. Shall fold their tents. Caution is the eldest child of wisdom.
Change 1. we change.George Bernard Shaw Chance is a word void of sense. by and by our wishes change. another Newton. . . a new Doone – But the One was Me. Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.Book of Quotations # 33 2.F. . Voltaire 3. 5. yielding place to new And God fulfils himself in many ways.Aldous Huxley Chance makes us known to others and to ourselves. And among that billion minus one Might have chanced to be Shakespeare. . . 6.Thoreau The change itself is nothing when we have made it. But you can channel them your way. We don’t think of what usually happens and what is also a happy solution : things do not change. . 5.M.William James What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. 3. . . nothing can exist without a cause. 45.Hal Stabbins 2. 4. . .Samuel Johnson We believe we can change things according to our wishes because that’s the only happy solution we can see.Marcel Proust You can’t change people. 4. Never lose a chance it doesn’t come every day. The old order changeth.La Rochefoucauld No fact in human nature is more characteristic than its willingness to live on a chance. the next wish is to change again.Tennyson Things do not change. .
Henry Ford Don’t limit yourself. Dreams can often become challenging but challenges are what we live for. and those who were down go up and those who were up go down.Rabindranath Tagore 9. .34 # Book of Quotations 6. Everything changes continually. . The wheel of change moves on.Travis White I am looking for a lot of men with infinite capacity for not knowing what cannot be done.The Mother 46.Goethe 12. . Progress is impossible without change. Progress is a nice word. . But change is its motivator and change has its enemies.Indira Gandhi 13. . rejuvenate ourselves.Robert F. there would have been little of history to write. . What is history indeed but a record of change. renew. but we can not shape the world to our will. Kennedy 10. . We must always change.Mary Kay Ash 2. Change is inevitable.Mahatma Gandhi 8. And if there had been no changes in the past. .Jawahar Lal Nehru 7. .G. . and who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. There are many things in this world we would like to change. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. . . Change yourself if you wish to change the world. Challenge 1. Shaw 11. otherwise we harden. 3. but it is in us to control its content and direction.B.
we must put the family in order. 7. you must cultivate a taste for them. and darkness was upon the face of the deep. 3. Moody Character is not in the mind. 48. 6. . Character and Personality (A) Character : 1.Dwight L. and to cultivate our personal life.Confucius 8. .Benjamin Disraeli To put the nation in order. they are matters of education.Alexander Pope A place for everything and everything in its place. we must first set our hearts right.Old Testament Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.Henry Brooks Adams 2. 2. when order breeds habit. .George Santayana Chaos often breeds life. (B) Order : 4. . Chaos and Order (A) Chaos : 1.Book of Quotations # 35 47. .Samuel Smiles Beauty from order springs . we must cultivate our personal life. 5. . And the earth was without form and void. . . Order is Heaven’s first law. and like most great things.William King Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct. Character is what you are in the dark. Sheen . It is in the will. to put the family in order. .Fulton J.
it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.G. . It exercises a greater power than wealth and secures all the honour without the jealousies of fame.Bayard Taylor Not in the clamour of the crowded street. . The crown and glory of life is character. the tree is the real thing. that which he has. not to compose books.36 # Book of Quotations 3. 7. It is our duty to compose our character. It is noblest possession of man. .Barfoe Character is a by .Alphonse Karr Fame is what you have taken.Samuel Smiles . .Eleanor Roosevelt Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.Longfellow : The Poets 5. . 6. and that which he thinks he has. . 4. Sow a habit and you reap a character. . Sow a character and you reap a destiny. 10. . Then you begin to live. Character’s what you give. but order and tranquility for our conduct of life. are triumph and defeat.Abraham Lincoln Every man has three characters– that which he exhibits.product. Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng. The shadow is what we think of it. and to win not battles and provinces. 8. But in ourselves. . . Character is a diamond which scratches every other stone. When to this truth you waken.Montaigne 11. 9. Sow an act and you reap a habit.Woodrow Wilson Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death. Boardman 12.
Haliburton 18.Goethe 16. . and success achieved. not technicalities. character is formed in the stormy billows of the world. The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom. The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people rather than the form of its government. All your scholarship would be in vain it at the same time you do not build your character and attain mastery over your thoughts and actions. not brain. ambition inspired. The loans that we take from foreign countries carry simple interest. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened.Rabindranath Tagore . . There is no substitute for beauty of mind and strength of character. . Allen 22. . .Mahatma Gandhi 23.Herbert Spencer 21.John Wooden 14.C.Book of Quotations # 37 13.J.Winston Churchill 20. will count at the crucial moment. . Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.Mahatma Gandhi 17. A man of character will make himself worthy of position he is given. not trade. . Talent is nurtured in solitude. Rajgopalachari 19.Helen Keller 15. but the deterioration of character goes on with compound interest. . . Education for its object that is formation of charactrer. . Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. character. . Character.Thomas C.
all lost ! . . Truthfulness is a corner stone of character and if it is not firmly laid in youth. does character develop? . When character is lost.Emerson 30. . Personality is to man what perfume is to a flower. John’s ideal John. known only to his Maker. In men whom men pronounce divine I find so much of sin and blot. . Of the seven stars and the solar year.W. There are three Johns : 1. Schwab : Ten commandments of Success . In men whom men condemn as ill I find so much of goodness still. never the real one.Joaquin Miller (B) Personality : 29. and often very unlike him. When wealth is lost. Of Caesar’s hand and Plato’s brain. Thomas’s ideal John. Of Lord Christ’s heart and Shakespeare’s strain.O. 3. but what is character without intellect? How. Character must be kept bright as well as clean. When health is lost. The real John. . . Intellect without character is likely to be dangerous. I am the owner of the sphere.Jackson Davis 26. never the real John. there will ever after be a weak spot in the foundation. where God has not.Anonymous 28. Holmes 31. nor John’s John. but often very unlike either.Charles M.38 # Book of Quotations 24.Lord Chesterfield 27.Jawaharlal Nehru 25. nothing is lost. 2. . something is lost. indeed. I do not dare to draw a line Between the two.
. But which is the real one? All of them or none ? . . The meeting . 6.Salvador Maddi 33.Book of Quotations # 39 32.Henry Ward Beechar Charity begins at home.L. Personality is a stable set of internal characteristics and tendencies that determine the psychological behaviour of people. . . is the voice of the world. Charity 1.Abraham Lincoln : (Second Inaugural Address.Victor Hugo 5. . . . .Sir Thomas Browne With malice toward none. a strange force that has power over the souls of men. When I give.of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances : if there is any reaction. I give myself. 1865) Behold.William Somerset Maugham 34. Personality is indefinable thing. ceases to be charity. . 3.J. March 4. I recognize that I am made up of several persons and that the person that at the moment has the upper hand will inevitably give place to another.Carl Gustav Jung 35.Walt Whitman : Song of Myself That charity which longs to publish itself. . both are transformed. Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.Hutton As the purse is emptied the heart is filled. I do not give lectures or a little charity. 2. with charity for all. 4. Nehru 49.
. fatigued by a long journey.Addison Let us be of good cheer.Lord Buddha 8. 10. .James Stephens 12. 2. Let the man who has and doesn’t give Break his neck. and cease to live! Let him who gives without a care Gather rubies from the air.Proverb Cheerfulness is the greatest lubricant of the wheels of life. . 5. He who offers good food to the unknown and weary travellers. Humility and charity are the two main parts of the spiritual edifice.Rig Veda 50. The hours that make us cheerful make us wise. . attains to merit.Addison The charitable man is loved by all.40 # Book of Quotations 7. .Mahabharata Charity is the perfection and ornament of religion.George Meredith 4. . . . . remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen. .Rabindranath Tagore 11.Lowell My religion of life is always to be cheerful. Cheerfulness 1.Councillor Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind. The canal loves to think that rivers exist solely to supply it with water. his friendship is prized highly. filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity. 9. 3. . .
. Philip (1898) 51.R. I put away childish things. And behave mannerly at table. . At least as far as he is able. the worst is yet to come.New Testament How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is To have a thankless child ! . 6.Book of Quotations # 41 6. 5. Makes joy . 7. to believe in belief.N. Child is father of the man. 4. . .R. I thought as a child. . Child. Cheer up. . ring in Heaven’s street. Stevevson : The Whole Duty of Children He who gives a child a treat. There are seven million. . but when I became a man. And he. I understood as a child. I spoke as a child. .L. 2.Capt.bells. 8. to believe in loveliness. boys. the poor devils are dying. . Tagore : The Crescent Moon The child is wise that weeps being born. Childhood and Children 1.Anonymous 3. 9. John W.William Wordsworth : My Heart Leaps up When I was a child. Builds palaces in kingdom come.l.Shakespeare : King Lear.Philander Johnson Don’t Cheer. but because he is my little child.Francis Thompson A child should always say what’s true And speak when he is spoken to.John Masefield There are no severn wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. . Know you what it is to be a child? It is to believe in love. who gives a child a home. . 7.Walt Streightiff I do not love him because he is good.
He grows with smile rose a like. .Samuel Wordsworth . the meadow. is innocent. There’s only one pretty child in the world. .tangled wild-wood.Edna Millay 15. Where once my careless childhood strayed. So God acclaims Child is the father of man. As morning shows the day.42 # Book of Quotations 10.Thomas Gray 13. . the deep . How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood. And every loved spot which my infancy knew. looks ever bright as the sunlight. . Is there any joy as pure and sorrow as fleeting as that of childhood? .Milton : Paradise Regained 14. .Radharaman Agarwal : Poems 11. Child The heart of mother and future of father. . and every mother has it.Mulk Raj Anand 16. and enemies fall. A stranger yet to pain. The childhood shows the man. Is so kind in nature that gives one flavour in thoughts and deeds for the universal creed. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. so mild with purity in mind that he loves all. When fond recollection recalls them to view The orchard.Proverb 12.
. youth ever. .Robert Henri 21. Truman 25. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. Comes a pause in the day’s occupations. Jameson 18.takers. When the night is beginning to lower. for your are not. We think our children a part of ourselves. Feel the dignity of a child. .Book of Quotations # 43 17. Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life. though as they grow they might very well underate us. They have lots of courage.Harry S. Children have more need of models than of critics. . .Longfellow : The Children’s Hour 19.Mrs. Children are curious and risk . Children are hopes. .Herbert Hoover . That is known as the Children’s Hour. you will have succeeded as a parent.Joseph Joubert 24. Do not feel superior to him.Lord Halifax 20. . If your raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon. .Brian Tracy 26. .John Bradshaw 23. Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to a man. . Between the dark and the daylight. Children are our most valuable natural resource.Jean de La Bruyere 22. I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advice them to do it.
but the most precious gift. which means so much to them. the more difficult the choice. Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. . 5. . .George Moore The more alternatives. . healthy.Mark Twain 31. We lavish gifts upon them. We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.Oscar Wilde 28. custom will soon render it easy and agreeable. and when he is old. . . .Abbe D’Allainval Sometimes it is a good choice not to choose at all. 3.Pythagoras 2. The greatest gift you and your partner can give your children is the example of an intimate. . We are here to make a choice between the quick and the dead. however rough it may be. . we never give them the time or interest they deserve. Choice 1. . we give grudgingly. 4.44 # Book of Quotations 27. . We are always too busy for our children.Michel De Montaigne Choose always the way that seems the best. Train up a child in the way he should go. and loving relationship. The old fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.Barbara De Angelis 29.Old Testament : Proverbs 52. our personal association.Bernard Mannes Baruch The difficulty in life is the choice. he will not depart from it.Phyllis Diller 30.
Civilization means a society based upon the opinion of civilians.Samuel Lover Man is not the creature of circumstances. The same wind that carries one vessel into port. Circumstance 1. may blow another off shore. Civilization 1. 4.N. 3. . . incoherent homogeneity toward a definite.Benjamin Disraeli I am the very slave of circumstance And impulse – borne away with every breath ! . . . 53. but a brave man’s choice is danger. coherent heterogeneity . . God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. 3.Winston Churchill The three elements of modern civilization : Gun-powder.Thomas Carlyle Civilisation is a progress from an indefinite. .Oliver Goldsmith It is our relation to circumstances that determines their influence over us. Printing and the Protestant Religion.Emerson A coward turns away. 5. . however trifling is too minute . .Herbert Spencer 2.Book of Quotations # 45 6.Euripides 7. Circumstances are the rulers of the weak.C. 54.Lord Byron To a philosopher no circumstance. they are but the instruments of the wise. Circumstances are the creatures of man. Bovee 2.
Arthur Schnitzler Civilisation. consists not in the multiplication. .control and environment of leisure. culture is the soul. . while civilisation is the result of knowledge and great painful researches in diverse fields. . We think our civilisation near its meridian.Shri Prakash 13. .Mark Twain A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.Emerson Civilization is limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries. Civilisation is beauty of behaviour. .Jane Addams 11.46 # Book of Quotations 4. self . 7. but we are yet only at the cock . grows with liberty and dies with chaos. 9.crowing and the morning star. Tagore . This alone promotes real happiness and contentment.R. While civilisation is the body.Samuel Johnson Civilization is a movement and not a condition. 8. in the real sense of the term. . but in the deliberate and voluntary reduction of wants. Civilisation begins with order. It requires for its perfection patience. an attitude of equal respect for all men.Arnold Toynbee The aim of civilisation is to make politics superfluous and science and art indispensable.Will Durant 12. . and increases the capacity of service. . culture is the result of wisdom. 10.N. Civilisation is a method of living.Mahatma Gandhi 5. . 6. a voyage and not a harbour. .
Common sense 1. and let who can be clever. Just try to be kind – a little kind. I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment. It is only an uncivilised world which would worship civilisation. 56. and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never . Haskins 55. .Dr. F. . The advantage of being clever is that it’s an easy to play the fool. . sweet maid. . but they are not best. The opposite is much more difficult.Vinc Lombardi 2. Commitment 1. . . Foakes Jackson The silliest woman can manage a clever man. 2. but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.Kurt Tucholsky Clever men are good. .Henry S. . 6.Book of Quotations # 47 14.ending commitment to act until they achieve.Anthony Robbins The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence.Rudyard Kipling If you can’t be clever. Clever 1. be good.Anonymous Be good. regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. 4. . 5.Horace Greelay .Victor Hugo Common sense is very uncommon. 57. . Common sense is not the result of education.J. .Charles Kingsley 2.Thomas Carlyle It’s no use trying to be clever – we are all clever here. 3.
. . .Robert M. 8. . Common sense is genius homespun.Alfred North Whitehead 58. conference a ready man and writing an exact man. 4. 6. . 5.48 # Book of Quotations 3. we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. a common tradition. It means common understanding. .Abraham Lincoln Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. 3. 9. Reliable communication permits progress. the practiced person relies on the language of the first.Peter Drucker To effectively communicate. . . Hutchins An unreliable message can cause a lot of trouble.Francis Bacon When I send a man to buy a horse. .Ralph Waldo Emerson Tears are the noble language of the eye. I wish only to know his points. .Anthony Robbins When the eyes say one thing and the tongue another. Communication (verbal and non-verbal) 1. Reading maketh a full man.Anne Morrow Lindbergh The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.The Bible 2.Robert Herrick A world community can exist only with world communication. comman ideas and common ideals. I do not want to be told how many hair the horse has in his tail. 7. .
S. and unless these conditions are improved. in my joyful schooldays – All.Ebenezer Elliott A communist is like a crocodile.Anonymous Terribly alone is he who misses companionship in the midst of the multitudinousness of life. 4. Tagore 2.R. . . The theory of communism may be summed up in one sentence : Abolish all private property. .Book of Quotations # 49 59. . Radhakrishnan 2. 60. 3. 3. . all are gone. Idler or bungler.N.Charles Lamb Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation.George Washington A pleasant companion reduces the length of the journey. mere repressions can be no remedy. I have had companions. . or both. he is willing. . 4. the old familiar faces. When it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up.Winston Churchill Communism is the outcome of widespread misery due to social conditions. I have had playmates. To fork out his copper and pocket your shilling. . .Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels What is a communist? One who hath yearnings For equal division or unequal earnings. 5. Communism 1.Dr. . for it’s better to be alone than in bad company. Companionship 1. In my days of childhood.Syrus A man is better known by the company he keeps.
A refusal of priase is a desire to be praised twice. Those who are greedy of praise prove that they are poor in merit. 3. 9.Bits & Pieces Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far. . (B) PRAISE : 5.Thomas Moore Many men know how to flatter.Horatio Smitlh I can live for two months on a good compliment. . 7. Now feel that pulse no more. 10.Aristotle Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing. Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard. 8. . . 4. Joyce Brothers A compliment is a thing often paid by people who pay nothing else. . . It means that you’ve become a comfortable.Dr.Victor Hugo 2.Mark Twain A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. .Will Rogers And hearts that once beat high for praise. Being taken for granted can be a compliment. .50 # Book of Quotations 61. . .Plutarch . .Greeks Proverb 6.La Rochefoucauld 11. Compliment And Praise (A) Compliment : 1. few know how to praise. trusted person in another person’s life.
. .George Eliot Conceit to human bodies what salt is to the ocean. but a woman to her face. . Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions.Thomas A. . the more they will want to help you.Welsh Proverb 15.Book of Quotations # 51 12. Great tranquility of heart is his who cares neither for praise nor blame. The more you help others. . Holmes Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works. .W.Socrates 18. Lean 14. Praise the wise man behind the back. but those who kindly reprove thy faults.Nicholas Murray . . He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. . the more will come back to you.Anonymous 62. The force that rules the world is conduct.O. They that value not praise will never do anything worthy of praise. 63.Thomas Fuller 13. The more credit you give away. Kempis 16.V. Conceit 1.praise is no recommendation. 3. Is open disgrace. whether it be a moral or immoral.S. Conduct 1.Brian Tracy 17. Praise to the face. . Self .Shakespeare 2. . .
The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct. is the purest type of repentance.John Keats ‘Tis strange but true.Junius Conduct is three .52 # Book of Quotations 2.Josh Billings A clean confession combined with a promise never to commit the sin again. . Beauty is truth. and all ye need to know. not by their professions. In all the places you can. . . for truth is always strange– Stranger than fiction. confess them to man and you will be laughed at. At all the times you can.Oscar Wilde Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven. .Blake 5. that gives us absolution. It is the confession. 4. As long as ever you can. that is all ye know on earth. .Matthew Arnold Do all the good you can. 64. . (B) Truth : 4. . truth is beauty. 2. To all the people you can. 6.Mahatma Gandhi 3. In all the ways you can. .John Wesley : Rules of Conduct 3.fourths of our life and its largest concern. . Confession and Truth (A) Confession : 1.Byron : Don Juan A truth that’s told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent. not the priest. .
courage. Against revolted multitudes the cause Of truth. Well done ! well hast thou fought The better fight. youth Of all but Truth. but as much as I dare. . Truth is mighty and will prevail.Oscar Wilde What is true by lamplight is not always true in the sunshine.Joseph Joubert 8. and I dare a little more as I grow older. Truth is the most valuable thing we have.Book of Quotations # 53 7. who single hast maintain’d.B. Let us economise it. We should not take offence when people hide the truth from us. not so much as I would. .Milton : Paradise Lost .Mark Twain 14. 10. Shaw 13. When a thing is funny.John Masefield : Truth To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up. . Truth is a jewel which should not be painted over. . search it for a hidden truth. 9. Servant of God. . .Thomas Brooks (1662) 12. .G.La Rochefoucauld 15. . .George Santayana 11. . but it may be set to advantage and shown in goodlight.Montaigne 16. Man with his burning soul Has but an hour of breath To build a ship of Truth In which his soul may sail Sail on the sea of death For death takes toll Of beauty. I speak truth. since so often we hide it from ourselves.
And it must follow. as the night the day Thou canst not then be false to any man. . My way of joking is to tell the truth.G. and is manifested in truth.Thomas Mann . Truth is the foundation of real spirituality and courage is its soul. Penetrate deeper to know the truth.S.Yajur Veda 25. know the physical first.Guru Nanak 22. Ye shall know the truth.54 # Book of Quotations 17. Tagore 27. . Narayan 23. We have heard that the master is true. . Truth as systematic harmony means the reality of a divine experience. It’s the funniest joke in the world. . Truth is like the sun. To thine own self be true. I must speak the truth even about falsehood.Shakespeare : Hamlet 19.K. then spiritual. . . Truth is the greatest gift and the height of duty. .R.Rig Veda 24. .Narada Smriti 28. Shaw 29. . . . Life is perennial search of truth. No human being can ever look straight in its face without blinking or being dazed.Shri Aurobindo 20. A harmful truth is better than a useful lie. Radhakrishnan 26. . .B. and the truth shall make you free. Truth leads to righteousness and righteousness to heaven.R.Hadis 21.New Testament : John 18.N.
Truthful conduct alone can reach truth. .Martin Luther King. is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. 4.La Rochefoucauld They conquer who believe they can. One cannot reach truth. Jr. . An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust. Speaking truth is like writing fair and only comes by practice. and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice.John Ruskin 33. beat the drums! . .John Dryden I came. Jerome 34. Confidence 1. Tell the truth and shame the devil. It is always the best policy to speak the truth. Conscience 1.Thomas Morel 2. Binder The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others. 66.Jerome K.Francois Rabelais : French Writer (1494 . unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar. . by untruthfulness. . . I conquered.1553) 65.Mahatma Gandhi 31. tell the truth. When in doubt. Confidence is simply that quiet. . . . . 5.Dr. L.Mark Twain 32. assured feeling you have just before you fall flat on your face. I saw.Book of Quotations # 55 30. 3. .Julius Caesar See the conquering hero comes ! Sound the trumpets.
I have within me the great Pope.Samuel Butler 12. . There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. If a man would be brave. . . 6.Karl Marx . . .F. Conscience was born when man had shed his fur. his pointed ears. 10.J. 8. his tail. Clarke Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone may be looking.E.H. No wonder they often contradict each other.Mahatma Gandhi There is another man within me that’s angry with me. 7.L. 3. Conscience is the voice of the soul as the passions are the voice of the body. . . Conscience is thoroughly well bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.Sir Thomas Browne The only tyrant I accept in this world is the “still small voice” within me. Mencken I simply want to please my own conscience.Sir Richard Burton 11. . 4. The conscience of man does not determine his existence. Swednborg Conscience is the root of all courage. 9. let him obey his conscience. .Luther 5.French Proverb Conscience is God’s presence in man.56 # Book of Quotations 2. . . .Mahatma Gandhi I am more afraid of my own heart than of the Pope and all his cardinals. which is God.Rousseau 13. rather his social existence determines his consciousness. self.
. 6. . . Contentment 1.Condorcet 4. Enough is a good as a feast. .Henry Home 67. .Rabutin All those who are contented with this life pass like a shadow and dream. we must like what we have.Bussy .William Hazlitt Conceit causes more conversation. luxury is artificial poverty. . 3. Chesterton Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another. 2.name of the firm. Contentment is natural wealth. Conversation is the laboratory and workshop of the student.Shakespeare : Henry VI But if I’m content with a little. . . 3.Isaac Bickerstaffe When we have not what we like.Oscar Wilde 15. Conscience and cowardice are really the same thing. Conscience is the trade .K. .Emerson Silence is one great art of conversation.Cervantes True contentment is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it.Book of Quotations # 57 14. .Socrates He is well paid that is well satisfied. 5.G. . or wither like the flower of the field. . Conversation 1. 68.La Rochefoucauld 2. 7. . The shortest way to glory is to be guided by conscience.
but says what someone wants to remember. . . The study of books is a drowsy and feeble exercise which does not warm you up. Two things stand like stone. the next. immortal hate. . And courage never to submit or yield. good sense. good humour.Dorothy Nevill Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about.Montaigue That is the happiest conversation of which nothing is distinctly remembered. 8. .Aristotle Life is mostly froth and bubble.Samuel Johnson A good conversationalist is one who remembers what was said.John Mason Brown The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.Milton : Paradise Lost Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. And study of revenge. 3. . th’ unconquerable will.Adam Lindsay Gordon 2.Agnes Repplier The first ingredient in conversation is truth. 6. . the third. Kindness is another’s trouble. . Courage is your own. In my opinion the most fruitful and natural play of the mind is conversation. but a general effect of pleasing impression.Sir W. 69. . Temple 5. wit. 9. . What though the field be lost ? All is not lost. 7.58 # Book of Quotations 4. the fourth. . Courage 1.
F.Mahatma Gandhi 5. .Indira Gandhi 11.Terence 70. .K. .The Mother 13. Without courage you cannot practise any other virtue.G. A man of courage is also full of faith. work is liberty. . Those who merely live according to rule do not advance society. .Cicero 14. . Chesterton Those in this world who have the courage to try and solve in their own lives new problems of life are the ones who raise society to greatness. Courage is a virtue only in so far as it is directed by prudence.James Mathew Barrie The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently but to live manfully.Book of Quotations # 59 4. Courtesy 1. taking the form of readiness to die. 7. Fenelon Courage is not the absence of fear. . 10. Fortune favours the brave. One man with courage makes a majority. .Thomas Carlyle Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what one would be capable of doing before the whole world. .La Rochefoucauld Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. 6. the greater ennoble it. it is the master of it. It means a strong desire to live. 8. . . Fear is slavery. 9. courage is victory.Andrew Jackson 12. The small courtesies sweeten life.Bovee . . they only carry it along.
. . 4. . .Pope The world embarrasses me. .60 # Book of Quotations 2. 3. treat the other fellow as thought he is as important as he thinks he is. Coward 1.Voltarie All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.Shelley Cowards can never be moral. 2. Tagore Be courteous. 71. and I cannot dream That this watch exists and has no watchmaker.Gandhi Creation is the image of the creator. . Cowards die many times before their death. and God the soul. .Anon. Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. 4.Rig Veda All are but parts of one stupendous whole Whose body Nature is. . 6.Emerson How beautiful is humble courtesy ! .Emerson 2. 3.Rig Veda Creation is service to God. Fear has its use but cowardice has none. . 3. . The valiant never taste of death but one. 5. .R.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar He was a coward to the strong : He was a tyrant to the weak.N. Creation and Creator 1. .Yajur Veda Let your creative soul radiate streams of rays for new forms. 72.
Tucker People have go so accustomed to having life seasoned with crime and poverty that they cannot contemplate a life without it. . the criminal commits it. .Cervantes Criticism is a disinterested endeavour to learn and propogate the best that is known and thought in the world.M. Crime 1. .Buckle Many commit the same crimes with a different result. another a crown. Shaw Poverty is the mother of crime.Book of Quotations # 61 73.G. 2. or those who buy them and use them. 2. .Anatole France Said the pot to the kettle.H. Critic and criticism 1. . 6. 4. Sherwood 3. ‘Get away. Society prepares the crime. .W. blackface.F. One bears a cross for his crime.Juvenal : Satires We enact many laws that manufacture criminals. and then a few that punish them. 7. Longfellow The good critic is he who narrates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces. Voltaire And who are greater criminals – those who sell the instruments of death. . . . The critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters. . 5.Magnus Aurelius Great crimes are committed by great ignoramuses. 74.’ . 4.B. .Robert E.Matthew Armold 3.
L.Mahatma Gandhi 16. Whenever you have truth it must be given with love.Donald Rumsfield 12. . or the message and the messenger will be rejected.Elbert Hubbard. biographers. was meant as a standard of judging well.Noel Coward 11.H. 10. . I love criticism just so long as it’s unqualified praise . . . A statue has never been erected in honour of a critic.do nothing. 15. . . 6.Jean Sibelius . Criticism is prejudice made plausible.Norman Vincent Peale 13. If you are not being criticized you may not be doing much. therefore they turn critics. To escape criticism .Samuel Johnson Criticism of public men is a welcome sign of public awakening. historians.S. be nothing. as it was first instituted by Aristotle.T. Coleridge (Lectures : Shakespeare and Milton) 14. and have failed. Pay no attention to what the critics say.62 # Book of Quotations 5. . say nothing. . . 8.Samuel Johnson Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. It keeps workers on the alert. if they could : they have tried their talents at one or the other. Mencken Criticism.Gandhi 7. 9. . Reviewers are usually people who would have been poets.Jawaharlal Nehru Throughout my life I have gained more from my critic friends than from my admirers. The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. .
Indira Gandhi 2.Norman Douglas A free curiosity has more efficiency in learning than a frightful enforcement. Culture 1.M. 76. .Walt Disney The secret of happiness is curiosity.William Arthur Ward Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. Cicero 77. and doing new things.T. Culture is “to know the best that has been said and thought in the world. Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.Clay Bedford We keep moving forward. because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. .Samuel Johnson You can teach a student a lesson for a day.Mahatma Gandhi Culture cannot be imposed from outside but must develop from the people themselves. . he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity. Curiosity 1. 6. Knowledge that is divorced from justice should be called cunning rather than wisdom. 2. Augustine 3. . 5. 3.St. 4.Matthew Arnold A nation’s culture resides in the heart and in the soul of its people. opening new doors. Cunning 1. . .Book of Quotations # 63 75. . . .” . .
Tennyson But to my mind. Heavy as frost. .Bovee And God fulfils himself in many ways. Narayan 78. 2.R. 5. though I am native here And to the manner born. Lest one good custom should not corrupt the world. ✤✤✤ . 4. . it is only through curiosity that science has progressed. . .K.William Wordsworti There is no tyrant like custom and no freedom where its edicts are not restricted. and deep almost as life! .David Hume And custom lie upon thee with a weight. It is only through curiosity that children learn to understand the world around them. .64 # Book of Quotations 7. Custom 1.Shakespeare : Hamlet 3. it is a custom More honour’d in the breach than the observance. Custom is the great guide of human life.
Havelock Ellis Come and trip it as ye go. Dead 1. the most moving. . .Corneille A timid person is frightened before a danger. 2. . 81.Sir John David On with the dance! let joy be unconfin’d. 5. . Never was anything great achieved without dauger.Niccolo Machiavelli We never triumph without glory when we conquer without danger. when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet. No sleep till morn. . 2. Of the dead speak nothing but good. . because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life.John Dryden Dance is the child of music and love.Jean Paul Richter 3. a coward during the time and a courageous person afterwards. it is life itself. the most beautiful of the arts. . .Milton 4. Dance 1.Proverb . . 80. 3.Book of Quotations # 65 D 79. Dance is the poetry of the foot. Danger 1.Byron : Childe Harold Dancing is the loftiest. On the light fantastic toe.
Death 1. .M. to the dead one owes only the birth.Old Testament Like the dew on the mountain. 4.Cosmo Monkhouse : Any soul to Any Body For dust thou art. and for ever ! . now thou art gone.Archibald MacLeish But O the heavy change. Like the bubble on the fountain. Thou art gone. . . ‘Tis sorry work to lose your company Who clove to me so close.Walter Scott : The Lady of the Lake The undiscovered country. with impartial step. my dearest.Christina Rossetti : Song One owes respect to the living.Shakespeare : Hamlet 2. 5. 8. 6. O’ Death ! the poor man’s dearest friend – The kindest and the best. you and I Who’ve spent so many pleasant years together. Sing no sad songs for me.Milton So we must part.66 # Book of Quotations 2. from whose bourn No traveller returns. .Burns Pale Death. knocks at the poor man’s cottage and the palaces of kings. Now thou art gone and never must return ! . 82.F. 7. We do not die of death: We die of vertigo. . Like the foam on the river. around the sum we go : The moon goes round the earth. . When I am dead. my body.Horace Around. and unto dust shalt thou return. . 3. Voltaire 3. . .
Raja Rao 16.B.Book of Quotations # 67 9.Lord Shri Krishna 18.Mahabharata 19. .Francis Bacon .Lord Shri Krishna 17. 11. It is the greatest miracle that knowing death to be inevitable. 10.B. . and then our fears – and when These are dead. Birth. . Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark. youth.Mahatma Gandhi 15.and we are death. old age and death are fixed points for all and none can escape this cage. Shelley : Death First our pleasures die – and then Our hopes. All round. . Death is our friend in that sense – life after life it faces us with the meaning of the ultimate.Sigmund Freud Death is the crown of life. 12. and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales. what harm in dying? . man never thinks of it. the debt is due. .Edward Young 14.Mahabharata 20. . .P. beneath. . Death is here and death is there. Dust claims dust – and we die too. within.P. Shelley : Death Nothing can happen more beautiful than death. If it is the greatest necessary to die in order to live like men. . so is the other.Walt Whitman The goal of life is death. 13. . Above is death . Death is as necessary for a man’s growth as life itself. Death is busy every where. Without death there can be no life. .
.68 # Book of Quotations 21. May your death be a step to immortality! . . . . As a well-spent day brings happy sleep.Syrus The second vice is by lying. It’s not that I’m afraid to die. 2. . S. . I just don’t want to be there when it happens. the first is running into debt. Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity. . So a life well used brings happy death. Death is never an end or an obstacle but at most the beginning of new steps. . yet death will seize the doctor too. .Milton 23.Leonardo Da Vince 83.Seneca 24. . they kill themselves.Woodey Allen 25. Men do not die. Debt is the slavery of the free. Radhakrishnan 26.Dr. . Debt 1. 3. you will find it a calamity.Anonymous 28.Samuel Johnson 4.Benjamin Franklin There can be no freedom or beauty about a homelife that depends on borrowing and debt. Remember. .Henrik Ibsen Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience. It is because we fear death so much for ourselves that we shed tears over the death of others. by medicine life may be prolonged.Mahtma Gandhi 22.Rig Veda 27.
for the good or evil side.R. and the worst thing you can do is nothing. . 86. but it requires great strength to decide what to do. .John Russell .Book of Quotations # 69 84. 3. When first we practice to deceive! . 3. What a tangled web we weave.J. . Deceit 1. Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide. your confessor and your lawyer.Shakespeare A good thing perpetually postponed is only a negative. 2. O. 85. .N.Demosthenes There are three persons you should never deceive your physician. Decision 1. . but you can not fool all of the people all the time . 3. . Lowell In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing.Elbert Hubbard 2.Hugh Walpole 2.Walter Scott You can fool some of the people all of the time. Delay is the deadliest form of denial. . Parkinson In delay we waste our lights in vain like lamps by day.1858 .Theodore Roosevelt (26th US President . 4. the next best thing is the wrong thing. for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true. In the strife of Truth and Falsehood.Abraham Lincoln The easiest thing of all is to deceive one’s self’s.1919) It does not take much strength to do things. Delay 1.C. . and all of the people some of the time.
Bentto Mussolini : Fascism Democracy means not “I am as good as you are”.E. . Democracy 1. .K. . by the people. 4. Forster Democracy demands discipline. shall not perish from the earth. . tolerance and mutual regard.M. Delight 1..Theodore Parker Democracy means government by the uneducated. 6. if he were a tyrant. . . . tyrannical and destructive than one. . like two angels white In the gardens of the night. . 7.. 5.” .William Shakespeare 3. because it permits criticism. Energy is Eternal Delight.William Blake My delight and thy delight Walking. because it admits variety and two. that government of the people. for the people. 3. .70 # Book of Quotations 87. . but “You are as good as I am. 2. 88.Jawaharlal Nehru 2.Robert Bridges Violent delights have violent ends. Chesterton Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extra ordinary possibilities in ordinary people.Harry Emerson Fosdick Two cheers for democracy : one. while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.Abraham Lincoln : Gettysburg Address Democracy is a kingless government regime infested by many kings who are sometimes more exclusive.G.
not in satisfying desires. I am not prepared to accept the statement that the largest member of people are always right. 10. . One is not to get your heart’s desire. 1936 A consistent man believes in destiny.Anonymous 2.Jawahar Lal Nehru In democracy governments are strong. The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.Rousseau 89.Walter Begehot 9. The generation of Americans has rendezvous with destiny. . a capricious man in chance. The other is to get it. . .Book of Quotations # 71 8. when public opinion is definite and decided. Destiny 1. 4. . Roosevelt : Address. . . 90. 3. Where there a people of gods. . Desire 1.Samuel Johnson It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.Benjamin Disraeli It is a mistake to look too far ahead. .Bernard Shaw Our desires always increase with our possessions. There are two tragedies in life. lies peace.Franklin D. . .Franklin In moderating. 2. their Government would be democratic. With all my admiration and love for democracy.Winston S. Churchill 3. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Peter 2. 93.72 # Book of Quotations 4. . Difficulty 1.up call to the human will. . Determination 1. . it’s your decisions about what to focus on. and character fixes our destiny. Forthwith the Devil did appear.Shakespeare : King Lear The devil is a roaring lion. and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.Samuel Johnson . character. . 4.Matthew Prior The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. what things mean to you. 6. . Devil 1. . go faith to action. actions form habits.Anthony Robbins Destiny is an invention of the cowardly and the resigned. . .Beater 91.Margaret Thatcher 92. Rather. . who walketh about seeking whom he may be devour.Ignazio Silone Thoughts lead on to purposes. For name him.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice The prince of darkness is a gentleman. 5.I. 2. It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance. .George Campbell Determination is the wake . 3. and he’s always near. 3. .Anthony Robbins You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Do or Die is determination. habits decide purposes.
N. Do what is easy as if it were difficult and what is difficult as if it were easy. . Dignity consists not in possessing honours but in the consciousness that we deserve them. . . . . .Helen Keller 2.Booker T.Robert Lynd 3. 3. 3.Isaac Goldberg Diplomacy is the art of fishing tranquilly in troubled waters. Always hold it high. 95. 94. . Dignity 1. Diplomacy 1. is half the art of diplomacy. Washington Never bend your head.Christopher Herold To say nothing. Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest thing in the nicest way. .R.Aristotle Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.J.Will and Arial Duran 2.George Santayana No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. Tagore I sometimes suspect half our difficulties are imaginary and if we kept silent about them they would disappear. Look the world right in the eye. 4. . 4. .Baltasar Gracian Life would be dull and colourless but for the obstacles that we have to overcome and the fights that we have to win.Book of Quotations # 73 2. especially when speaking. .
talk.Warren Austin 11. . 8.Anonymous 96.Carey McWilliams 5.Kautilya Disregard of the law of discipline and restraint is suicide. .Tagore 12.Winston Churchill An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. .Anonymous Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron. . . 9. but to secure a convenience.74 # Book of Quotations 4. . Discipline 1. . Ignorance and absence of discipline is the cause of man’s troubles.Caskie Stinnett The reason for having diplomatic relations is not to confer a compliment. 6. It is better for aged diplomats to be bored than for young men to die. when he says ‘no’ he is no diplomate. .Gandhi 2. A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. . when he says ‘perhaps’ he means ‘no’.Joseph Stalin In order to be a diplomat one must speak a number of languages. . 10. A diplomat is a man who remembers a lady’s birthday but forgets her age. . . One thorn drives out another.Henry Wotton When a diplomat says ‘yes’ he means ‘perhaps’. including double . 7.
Smith Some people regard discipline as a choice. it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly. Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.Emerson 98. 97. . .Mahatma Gandhi If discipline is practised in every home. For me. . Discontent 1. 3. 6. Discretion 1. . It is weak will manifest. Edgar Hoover Ther’s not to make reply Ther’s not to reason why Ther’s but to do and die.Abraham Lincoln Think what you like. .Shakespeare : Hamlet Wrong is wrong only when you are at liberty to choose. When you have got an elephant by the hind leg. juvenile delinquency would be reduced by 95%. the word to the action. Discontent is the result of distrust in yourself. suit the action to the word.J. . .Tagore 2.Lord Tennyson 4. .Iulie Andrews Discipline is learnt in the school of adversity. 4. .Roy L.Shakespeare : Henry IV Let your own discretion be your tutor. . 5. say what you ought. it’s best to let him run. .Book of Quotations # 75 3.French Proverb The better part of valour is discretion. and he is trying to run away. . 7. 5.
101. is divine. but hating bribes brings happiness. . .Victor Hugo Where the virgins are soft as the roses they twine.Josh Billings A living dog is better than a dead lion. Divine 1. .Blake A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than himself. .John Milton 2. . . the more one comes to admire the dog.Lord Byron Can any mortal mixture of earth’s mould Breath such divine enchanting ravishment? . 5. 2. That is the principal difference between a dog and a man.Bible Dishonest money brings grief to all the family. save the spirit of man. 3. . Dishonest 1. And all. Great grief is a divine and terrible radiance which transfigures the wreteched. 3.76 # Book of Quotations 99.Old Testament If you pick up to starving dog and make him prosperous.Joussenell 2. . A dog starved at his master’s gate Predicts the ruin of the state. he will not bite you.Bible 100. 4. . It is better to be poor than to be dishonest.Mark Twain The more one comes to know men. Dog 1. .
George Meredith Let me say to you that to do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world.Mark Twain’s Mother He who wants to do everything will never do anything. .William Hazlitt Never learn to do anything.Oscar Wilde 2. the best thing a man can have to do is nothing and. . perhaps. and it most intellectual. 7.Quintus Curtius Rufus The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you. . 8.Samuel Butler 102. All our business in life is with doing : enjoyment and suffering come by themselves.Charles Lamb To do nothing is the wisdom of those who have seen fools perish. . . 7. next to that.Book of Quotations # 77 6.Andre Maurois Positively. O Lord – if there is a Lord. save my soul if I have a soul. 6.Goethe The more we do. .Earnest Renan . . . 5. 103. . Doing and doing nothing 1. . until you know what to do and how to do it.Goethe How many years you have to keep on doing. the most difficult. but he will make a fool of himself too. good works. 3. the more we can do. Doubt 1. more busy we are. 4. you’ll always find someone else to do it for you. . the more leisure we have. The cowardly dog barks more violently than it bites. If you don’t earn.
Thomas Lovell Beddoes I arise from dreams of thee In the first sweet sleep of night. Roosevelt 3. When the winds are breathing low. . being poor. doubts nothing. 5. fools both day and night. 4. not the end of wisdom. . There lives more faith in honest doubt.Franklin D. . for you tread on my dreams. . 4. And the crier rung his bell. What would you buy ? .Christian Nestell Bovee He that knows nothing. Merry and sad to tell. . Yeats An artist is a dreamier consenting to dream of the actual world. Dream 1. I have spread my dreams under your feet. have only my dreams.Shelley But I. 104. If there were dreams to sell.W. . .Melchior de santacruz 2.George Henry Doubt whom you will. 3.George Herbert The only limit to our realization of tommorrow will be our doubts of today. and the stars are shining bright. 5. . but never doubt yourself.78 # Book of Quotations 2. Tread softly.George Santayana Wise men dream at night.B.Tennyson Doubt is the beginning. Believe me. . than in half the creeds. 6. .
8.Robert F. Dress 1. But not express ’d in fancy. Tagore If dreams are facts. transform ourselves into beasts ! . S.Book of Quotations # 79 6.Michel De Montaigne Dream is the wife who must talk.Shakespeare : Othello 2. but dress to please others. . Drink ! For you know not why you go nor where. nor why.Sasthi Brata 12. . Kennedy 11. because then you are the God amidst your dreams.Anonymous 105.N. . .Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat O God.Benjamin Franklin 2. . sleep is husband who silently suffers. Drinking 1. reveal and applause. . Dreams are the true interpreters of our inclinations.Rajneesh 7. For the apparel oft proclaims the man.Dr. . not gaudy. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy. Drink ! For you know not whence you came. facts may well be dreams. . 9. Some people see things as they are and say why. 106. pleasance. Ripples of feelings stir through me and I dream. with joy. that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steel away their brains! that we should. . rich. I dream things that never were and they say why not ? . . 10.Shakespeare : Hamlet Eat to please thyself. It is your own world. Radhakrishnan It is intoxicating to create dreams. Dreams are the children of idle brain.R. but there is art required to sort and understand them.
6. There are two reasons for drinking : one is. . when you are not thirsty. Hooper Stern Daughter of the voice of God ! O Duty ! if that name thou love. . 4. . . but never because you are miserable. the other. 5. a rod To check the erring and reprove.Lord Nelson I slept and dreamed that life was beauty. the happiness that it brings is merely negative. a momentary cessation of unhappiness. . but offensive in relations. Who art a light to guide. 107. .Theodore Parker 3. to cure it.Bertrand Russell : The Conquest of Happiness I wish courtesy could invent some custom of entertainment other than wine. and found that life was duty. the wit is out.Thomas Lone Peacock Water is the only drink for a wise man. . Duty 1. . . when you are thirsty. 5.80 # Book of Quotations 3.Thomas Bacon Drink because you are happy. 8.Ellen S. to prevent in.Henry Thoreau When the wine is in. .Bertrand Russell Doing a thing from mere sense of duty is like eating when you are not hungry. . 7. Chesterton Drunkenness is temporary suicide. .K. I Woke.Shakespeare 4. 2.Wordsworth A sense of duty is useful in work. England expects every man to do his duty.G.
. and in that faith let us. to the end. .Lincoln Not once or twice in our rough island story. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.ending cycle of duty and right goes on ceaselessly on. ✤✤✤ .Book of Quotations # 81 6. 8. 9. . Let us have faith that right makes might.Mahatma Gandhi 7. The path of duty was the way to glory.Mark Twain The never . .Tennyson Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do. dare to do our duty as we understand it.
since the improvement of cookery.Benjamin Franklin 5.G. mankind.Benjamin Franklin 2. . . . 4. Economy is the art of making the most of life. .Indira Gandhi . . . a small leak will sink a great ship. .Sir William Osler In general. 2. Education is the chief defence of nations. while I eat to live. for tomorrow we shall die.Henry Ward Beecher Education is a continuing process from the minute we are born until we die. 2. Economy 1. Shaw He who will not economise will have to agonise. 3. Education.B.Cervantes More people are killed by over .Socrates The proof of the pudding is in the eating. The love of economy is the root of all virture.Old Testament Other men live to eat.Edmund Burke Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. 3. 110.Confucius Beware of little expenses. . .eating and drinking than by the sword. Let us eat and drink. Learning and Teaching (A) Education : 1.82 # Book of Quotations E 108. Eating 1. 3. . . eat twice as much as nature requires. 109.
7. Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. but it can teach us which leader to follow.Proverb . . Education is a word like ‘transmission’ or ‘inheritance’.Dr.Emerson Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self . Education commences at the mother’s knee. Thomas Fuller 12. but the means of education. Education is an admirable thing.Ralph Waldo Emerson The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education. 8. The great task of education is not merely to collect facts but to know man and to make oneself known to man. 10.G.Oscar Wilde 14.Robert Frost The main fact about education is that there is no such thing. Education begins a gentleman. . . it is not an object. . 9.Hosea Ballou The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. and every word spoken within the hearsay of little children tends towards the formation of character. . conversation completes him.Mark Twain 11.K.Alec Bourne 5.confidence. . . . . . but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.Book of Quotations # 83 4. 6. Education can’t make us all leaders. Chesterton It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneduected. but a method. . Tagore 13.N.R.
Aristolle . .Catherall 24. Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and remains there. character . We must have life . When the student is ready. but intercourse with the world. a refuse in adversity and a provision in old age.Pope 19.Chesterfield 25. merely to show that have one. . The treasure of learning is imperishable. . Drink deep. A little learning is a dangerous thing. .George Herbert 21. in a private pocket.making. .building. . Learning is an ornament in prosperity. What is education? A parcel of books? Not at all. .84 # Book of Quotations 15. man . and studying much.Edmund Burke 17. . suffering much. the master appears.Buddhist Proverb 16. Learning makes a good man better and an ill man worse.building. .Swami Vivekanand (B) Learning : 18. with men and with affairs. . undigested. and do not pull it out and strike it.Thomas Fuller 23. you have more education than any man who has got by heart a whole library. Wear your learning like your watch. The three foundations of learning : Seeing much.Swami Dayanand 22. In doing we learn. all your life. He who adds not to his learning diminishes it. assimilating fine ideas and making them your life and character. or taste not the Pierian spring. .The Talmud 20.
the destroyer of arrogance. . . Learning is wealth to the poor.The Mother 35. .Book of Quotations # 85 26. . When you feel that you know nothing then you are ready to learn.Saadi 30.A. an aid to the young and a support and comfort to the aged.George Herbert 36. . He who learns and makes no use of his learning. It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. .Winston Churchill 34. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. is a beast of burden with a load of books.Johaun Kaspar Lavater 27. but I am not prepared to be taught.L. Learning without thought is labour lost : thought without learing is perilous. an honour to the rich. .Don Herold 33.Edictetus 31. even as light that illumines the eye.Confucius 29. . . whether at twenty or eighty. The brighter you are. Things which hurt. The love of money and the love of learning rarely meet.Panchatantra 28. Men learn while they teach. Learning. . makes owls blind. I am eager to learn. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. Seneca 37. instruct. begets arrogance in fools. the more you have to learn.Benjamin Disraeli . Anyone who stops learning is old. . .Henry Ford 32.
Those having torches will pass them on to others. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. . . we must first shake ourselves free of it.Plato 49. . . yet strange.John Locke 42. . we can not learn without pain.Shri Aurobindo 47. I have learned silence from the talkative. .Aristotle 43.Juvenal 40. We should not ask who is the most learned. . Learning is not a child’s play.Denis Waitley (C) Teaching : 46. but who is the best learned. but no one is willing to pay the price. In order to acquire learning. .Khalil Gibran 39. you can only help him to find it within himself.Mark Twain 41. . and kindness from the unkind. . All wish to be learned. I am ungrateful to those teachers. Never learn to do anything : if you don’t learn. The first principle of true teaching is that nothing can be taught. . .Montaigne 45.Anonymous 44. you’ll always find someone else to do it for you.86 # Book of Quotations 38. View life as a continuous learning experience.Mark Van Doren .Galileo 48. The great art of learning is to undertake but little at a time. tolerance from the intolerant. You cannot teach a man anything.
.Elebert Hubbard 57. If you teach me how to grow rice. Radhakrishnan 61. does. . One good school master is worth a thousand priests. Emerson 59. In teaching.Mahatma Gandhi 53. The superior teacher demonstrates. The good teacher explains. . it is the method and not the content that is the message. He who can.Ashley Montagu 60. .Thomson 52. The great teacher inspires. . The mediocre teacher tells.S. If you give me rice.William Arthur Ward 54. Ingersoll . He who cannot. A teacher affects eternity. .B. .G..Henry Adams 51. .. A good teacher must know how to arouse the interest of the pupil in the field of study for which he is responsible . In teaching there should be not class distinctions. not the pumping in. To be good is noble. I’ll eat today. but to teach others how to be good is nobler – and less trouble.the drawing out. The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher. The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.G.Book of Quotations # 87 50.R. . Shaw 58. . .Mark Twain 56.R. he can never tell where his influence stops. teaches. I’ll eat every day.Confucius 55. To teach the young idea how to shoot. Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought.W.
sweeter than her song. 4.C.reliant and autonomous culture is an unshakeable egoism. Devolving through the maze of Eloquence A roll of periods. 113. . not without restraint of the senses.La Rochefoucauld Brevity is the charm of eloquence.L.88 # Book of Quotations 62. Mencken An egotist is a man who talks so much about himself that he gives me no time to talk about myself. . 2. . 112. Egoism and Egotism 1.Cicero 2.L. Emancipation 1.Thomson Eloquence is the mistress of all the arts.La Rochefoucauld 3.Mahabharata .Alexander of Macedon 111. Waylane The reason why lovers are never weary of one another is this – they are always talking of themselves .H. Tacitus The eloquence consists in saying all that is proper and nothing more. Nothing is more to me than myself. . . 4. . Not without knowledge and asceticism. not without complete renunciation does one find emancipation. Eloquence 1. 3. but to my teacher for living well.Stirner : The Ego and His Own The essence of a self . I am indebted to my father for living. .H. While listening senates hang upon thy tougue. . .
Encourage me. and I will not forget you. if he thirst.Oprah Winfrey 2. 3.Ana Charsis It is impossible for any one not to have some enemies.New Testament : Romans .William Walsh 3.Seneca We seek the truth and will endure the consequences. . Enemy 1. . Criticize me. Endurance 1.Bible I can endure my – own despair. . 5. . and I may not believe you.R. What can’t be cured must be endured. Every man is his own chief enemy. Encouragement 1.William Arthur Ward Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. . 2. Ignore me. . 116. . 115. but joy cometh in the morning. give him drink.Francois Rabelais : French Writer There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. 2. 4.Lord Chesterfield I admire a straightforward enemy. and I may not like you. . . for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. and I may not forgive you. 4. .Charles Seymour Weeping may endure for a night.Book of Quotations # 89 114. But not another’s hope.N. Flatter me. . feed him. Tagore If thine enemy hunger.
Without it there are only alibis.R.Arnold Glasow Enthusiasm finds the opportunities and energy makes the most of them.Oscar Wilde A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.W.Bruce Barton If passion drives you. Emerson We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life. . 3. 6.90 # Book of Quotations 5. and my enemies for their good intellects.Oscar Wilde 7. when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. . 6. . God hath made us all equal. Haskins Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. let it be enthusiasm. . Enthusiasm is energy that boils over and runs down the side of pot. my acquaintances for their good characters.Charles Kingsley Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars.Henry Ford If you can give your son only one gift. . We have met the enemy and they are ours. 7. Enthusiasm 1. . 117. let reason hold the reins. 118. . 4. . 5. With it. . Equality 1.Bnjamin Franklin 2.Oliver Hazard Perry I choose my friends for their good looks. .Anonymous . there is accomplishment.Henry S. .
Harold Wilson Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents. . Destroy the inequality today. .Sir Herbert Samuel It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy. 3.Honore de Balzac Some will always be above others. . and sing myself. but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. 8.R.Samuel Jhonson 9. It cannot be given and it can not be forced. the violet smells to him as it doth to me. 7.Walt Whitman Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.Thomas Jefferson I celebrate myself.Aristotle Equality may perhaps be a right. 10. And what I assume you shall assume. . Emerson Everybody should have an equal chance – but they shouldn’t have a flying start. Real equality is not to be decreed by law.evident. and it will appear again tomorrow. . liberty and the pursuit of happiness. that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. 4. . that all men are created equals.Ashley Montagu 11.Raymond Moley 12. . 5.W. that among these are life.William Shakespear . which would be the case in a general state of equalty. . . . It is the mark of the cultured man that he is aware of the fact that equality is an ethical and not a biological principle. 6.Book of Quotations # 91 2. . For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. We hold these truths to be self . I think the king is but a man as I am .
5.Francis Bacon 2. . To err is human.92 # Book of Quotations 13.B.Arthur Guiterman Truth will sooner come out of error than from confusion. . . truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth.Longfellow Admitting error clears the score And proves you wiser than before. .G. Can not alter human worth. Good nature and good sense must ever join. Equal in the sight of God the good. 8. . 7.Pope To make no mistakes is not in the power of man.Plutarch Error is the force that welds men together. We see men have equal birth. .Mahatma Gandhi A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.Tolstoy Error is not a fault of our knowledge but a mistake of our judgment giving assent to that which is not true. . Error 1. to forgive divine. . but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future. 9. .John Locke It is best to own the error. Food or caste or place of birth. . It is sure to add to our strength. 3. Massed in one general brotherhood. If we look through the earth. .Swami Ramtirtha 119. 6. 4. Shaw Sometimes we may learn more from a man’s errors than from his virtues.
There is a remedy.Julia Fletcher Carney A day is a miniature eternity. . I lose. or there is none. For every evil under the sun. 3.Henry Vaughan Nothing is there to come and nothing past. He that worries himself with the dread of possible contingencies will never be at rest. never mind it.W. If there be one. make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land. whatever I don’t use. Evil 1.Book of Quotations # 93 10.Brahma Kumaris : Just a Moment Little drops of water. Hazlitt : English Proverbs Evil is wrought by want of Thought As well as want of Heart.C. To a new truth there is nothing more harmful than old error. But an eternal now does always last. Eternity 1. . . 121.Abraham Cowley Here are three eternal laws that won’t change and are worth remembering : whatever I sow I will reap. 5. Events 1. humble though they. . whatever is new will become old. Goethe 120. 4. . Emerson 2.W. .J. . If there be none. .Samuel Johnson 122. little grains of sand. .W.Thomas Hood 2. try and find it. make the mighty age of eternity. I saw Eternity the other night Like a great ring of pure and endless light.R. There is little peace or comfort in life if we are always anxious as to future events. so the little minutes. .
. 10. departing. The good is oft interred with their bones. their virtues we write in water. . . but never conquers. 8.Nietzsche The evil that men do lives after them.Edmund Burke Evil by itself has no legs to stand upon. by philosophy. which is the most common. There are three modes of bearing the ills of life . leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time. Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime. And.Longfellow A good example is the best sermon.Joseph Roux 123. and by religion. Evil often triumphs.John Stuart Mill Men’s evil manners live in brass.Shakespeare 5.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar A little is often necessary for obtaining a great good. .Benjamin Franklin 2. . and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. . 4. . 7. What is evil ? – Whatever springs from weakness.94 # Book of Quotations 3. .Colton 11.Voltaire The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. . 9. . . 6.Mahatma Gandhi A person may cause evil to others not only by his action but by his inaction. . which is the more ostentatious. Example 1.by indifference. which is the most effectual.
to paint the lily. 4. 4. and. for an excuse is a lie garded. 2.G. .La Rochefoucauld People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. or with taper-light. or add another hue Unto the rainbow. None preaches better than the ant. .Anonymous 124. 3. if they can’t find them. 3. The best things carried to excess are wrong. Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.Benjamin Franklin 2. and she says nothing. To smooth the ice. is seldom good for anything else.George Bernard Shaw He that is good at making excuses.Shakespeare : King John The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. . . . 125. To seek the beauteous eyes of heaven to garnish. Excuse 1. . Shaw To gild refined gold. .Winston Churchill It is dangerous to be too good. An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want. . .B. To throw a perfume on the violet. make them.Book of Quotations # 95 3. Excess 1.Franklin Example is better than percept.William Blake 4. .Pope It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. . I don’t believe in circumstances.
5. for it is often purchased at an infinite rate. only the school fees are heavy. .Henry Ford Experience is a jewel.Arthur Helps One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning. 9.Lowell : Among My Books Life is a series of experience. . .96 # Book of Quotations 126. . shame to me. . . 4. each one of which makes us bigger. .Aldous Huxley 2. if he deceives me twice. 7. If a man deceives me once. Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others ? .John Locke Experience is costly wisdom that is bought by experience – learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty. shame to him. . and it had need to be so. 3. .Anon. 6. .Voltaire 11. it is what a man does with what happens to him.Thomas Carlyle Experience is the extract of suffering. a wise man from the experience of others. . Joseph Collins Experience is the best of schoolmasters. Experience 1. 10.Dr.Shakespeare No man’s knowledge can go beyond experience. 8.Roger Ascham Experience is not what happens to a man. A prudent person profits from personal experience of others.
child that was me. .Albert Einstein Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. . And I will pledge with mine. Experience is the name we give to our mistakes. and he is great one that will not learn by it. Experience teaches fools.German Proverb 2.English Proverb 127.Ben Jonson : To celia Where did you get your eyes so blue? Out of the sky as I came through.Max Beerbohm The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. . .Alfred Lord Tennyson It needs no dictionary of quotation to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul. Drink to me only with thine eyes. A burnt child dreads the fire. his eyes are closed.Judy Collins He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt is awe.Robertson Davies The eyes believe themselves. . 3. 5. 7. 6. . . .Thomas Fuller 13.George MacDonald I look in the mirror through the eyes of the.Oscar Wilde 14. Or leave a kiss but in the cup. Eyes 1. the ears believe other people. . 8. And I’ll not look for wine. .Book of Quotations # 97 12. . ✤✤✤ . is as good as dead. 4.
. . embrace.Shakespeare : Macbeth God has given you one face and you make yourselves another. . A heavenly paradise is that place. . 5. By faith. . .Shakespeare : Hamlet The worst of faces still is human. Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow. . The reason why birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith. Barrie : The Little White Bird We walk by faith. Face 1. for to have faith is to have wings. 3.J. . that have not seen thy face.98 # Book of Quotations F 128. Believing where we cannot prove. immortal Love. Where roses and white lilies grow. Whom we.Lavater I never forget a face. but in your case I’m willing to make an exception. 3. 129. There is a garden in her face. not by sight.Queen Elizabeth 2.Lord Tennyson 2.Thomas Campion You face is as a book where men may read strange matters. and faith alone. . Faith 1.Groucho Marx A good face is the best letter of recommendation.M. . 6.New Testament : James Strong son of God. 4.
6. 9.N. .Mahatma Gandhi Faith is to believe what we do not see. . I want a faith that possesses me.Rig Veda 11. We live on crusts. it is something that is there before experience. and attains to happiness.Shri Aurobindo Faith is the force of life. We make a name. Holmes Faith does not depend upon experience. 10.Tolstoy If you have faith in the cause and means and in God. . Buck 130. 5. the hot sun will be cool for you.Byron We toil for fame. I feel no need for any other fiath than my faith in human beings.L.L. Fame 1. Robbins .St. . . . I do not want merely to possess a faith. . Tagore Faith is God at work. Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark. and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe. Then we are busts. 8. I awoke one morning and found myself famous.Book of Quotations # 99 4.R. Augustine 7. whose heart is free from suspicion and is filled with faith.H. . . That man acquires strength of body and soul. .Perl S.Charles Kingsley 12. . 2.F.
. 5.Hare 12. whereas nothing rises quicker than dust. .Anonymous Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise. Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world. 7.Spinoza Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds. . All happy families resemble one another.Socrates Fame always goes with the principles.Baltasar Gracian He lives in fame who dies in virtue’s cause.Thomas Fuller 131. good bringeth envy. .Edmund Burke 4. Family 1. 6. Tagore Passion for fame : a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.N. 8. .Proverb 13.R. avoiding what they dislike and seeking what is pleasing to them. that if we pursue it we must direct our lives in such a way as to please the fancy of men. . . Fame is a magnifying glass. . 9. 10. . .100 # Book of Quotations 3. .Charles Sumner 11. bad shame. Fame has also this great drawback. No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labours which promote the happiness of mankind. each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. All fame is dangerous.John Milton Blessed is he whose fame does not outshine his truth. .Leo Tolstoy . straw and feathers.
Francis Bacon Where does the family start ? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl – no superior alternative has yet been found. .Book of Quotations # 101 2.Leo XIII The family is love doomed where women are in grief. . 8. .Josh Billings The family may be regarded as the cradle of civil society. 3. and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.Shakespeare To bring up a child in the way he should go. .Proverb .Mother Teresa 11. .Manu Maharaj 4.Jefferson The trouble with the family of today is that everybody wears the trousers. Wife and children are a kind of discipline of humanity. 5. travel that way yourself once in a while.Winston Churchill The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.Down Fraser It is a wise father that knows his own child. 6. anxious for greater development and greater riches and so on. 10. . so that children have very little time for their parents. . Parents have very little time for each other. . 9. . and it is in great measure within the circle of family life that the destiny of states is fostered. Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush. . The family that prays together stays together. 7.
7. E. 2. is not in our stars. With a heart of any fate.G. Fate and fatalism 1. It matters not how strait the gate. I am the master of my fate : I am the captain of my soul.Thomas Carlyte The fault.Longfellow : A Psalm of Life We make our fortunes and we call them fate.Anon.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar 2. But in ourselves. that we are underlings.102 # Book of Quotations 132. .K. Some with massive deeds and great. .W. is to be conscious of none. 3. The greatest of faults. How charged with punishments the scroll. expect the best and take what comes. 4. 5.Henri Amiel I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act. . Some with ornaments of rhyme. dear Brutus. Henley All are architects of Fate. . Working in these walls of Time. but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. . . then.Longfellow : The Builders Let us. .Disraeli Destiny has two ways of crushing us by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them. 6. 133. I should say. Chesterton Prepare for the worst. . . . This is fatalism. be up and doing. Fault and mistake (A) Fault : 1.
Prior 6. Mencken 12. . 9. It is only an error in judgement to make a mistake. . but it shows infirmity of character to adhere to it when discovered. 5. as a cheat hides the false. 4.Anonymous One can seldom see the beam in one’s own eye. . . 10. 7. die from the gambler.L.Francis O’Walsh He who exhibits no fault is a fool or a hypocrite whom we should distrust.Lord Buddha Be to her virtues very kind. A man winnows his neighbour’s faults like chaff. . Brouee . Be to her faults a little blind. .G. Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun. Don’t find fault with what you don’t understand. but his own fault he hides. but that of oneself is difficult to perceive.Joubert Roses have thorns.H. .Book of Quotations # 103 3.Oscar Wilde (B) Mistake : 11. 8. . and silver fountains mud. In war there is no room for mistakes. .French Proverb Some people find fault as if it were buried treasure. .Jawaharlal Nehru The fault of others is easily perceived. None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.N. and loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.
.Winston Churchill 16. then you’re not doing anything. . Mistakes are painful when they happen.Anon. Any man may make a mistake. and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes. The only complete mistake is the mistake from which we learn nothing. To get maximum attention. . Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense. but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience. . but none but a fool will continue in it. 18. .H.Cicero 15. many carry their heads in their hearts.Sterne .Denis Waitley 20.G. . it’s hard to beat a good. big mistake. The difficulty is to keep them apart and yet both actively working together. . there will be no hope of improvement.Mahatma Gandhi 134. No nation – perhaps no individual – has progressed without mistakes. We learn and profit through our mistakes and failures. If you’re not making mistakes. . If you simply take up the attitude of defending a mistake.Oscar Wilde 19. .John Wooden 14. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes. Some people carry their hearts in their heads. . Feelings and emotions General: 1.Indira Gandhi 21.104 # Book of Quotations 13. Wells 17.
.Margaret Thatcher 3.Princess Diana If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.Oscar Wilde I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes. but look when I will. . . .Bertrand Russell To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan. Truman The degree of one’s emotion varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts – the less you know the hotter you get. Jerome I wear my heart on my sleeve. Anger makes a rich man hated and a poor scorned. . Anger is one letter short of danger. . there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life.Thomas Fuller . but it keeps them poor. 5. and it will become. . where it functions best. Find an expression for joy.Harry S. you should wear it inside. Find expression for a sorrow.Og Mandino Intense feeling too often obscures the truth. .Francis Bacon 11.Syrus 10. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. 4. Anger makes dull men witty. .Book of Quotations # 105 2.Jerome K. . 8. If I feel ill I will double my labour. 6. dear to you. Some Specific (A) Anger 9. 7. If I feel sad I will laugh. and you will intensify its ecstasy. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
. grief and.Mahatma Gandhi 17. You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist. I was angry with my friend. . Anger is momentary madness. I was angry with my foe. the less capable you are of loving in the present.Aristotle 21.106 # Book of Quotations 12. . Whatever is begun in anger. for the right purpose and in the right way that is not easy. . .Emerson 13. to the right degree.Pythagoras 15. a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly .Benjamin Franklin 19.Lord Halifax . my wrath did grow. my wrath did end. Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding. bitterness.Joan Rivers 16.Horace 14. That is easy. but it overheats the oven. The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart.Indira Gandhi 18. Anyone can become angry. ends in shame. .Barbara De Angelis 20. at the right time.hurt. Anger is a symptom. Anger begins in folly and ends in repentance. . . Anger raises invention. I told it not.William Blake 22. . I told my wrath. . so control your passion or it will control you. fear. . But to be angry with the right person. most of all. A man makes his inferiors his superiors by heat.
Do not anticipate trouble.Buddha 27. and all mundane vexations and temptations depart. I can write. an hundred.Confucius 28. count ten before you speak. the great enemy.Benjamin Disraeli .Chinese Proverb (B) Anticipation : 30.Lord Shri Krishna 26. . Anger indeed is Yama. for then my whole temperament is quickened. and preach well. The loss of memory causes destruction of discrimination and from the ruin of discrimination the man perishes. . when I am angry. or worry about what may never happen. . if very angry. . What we anticipate seldom occurs. think of the consequences.Martin Luther 24. . my understanding sharpened. Never answer a letter while you are angry. From anger comes delusion. which results in loss of memory.Book of Quotations # 107 23. .Thomas Jefferson 29. you are the one getting burned. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else.Shri Ram 25. what we least expected generally happens. . . When angry. pray. Anger it is that destroys one’s virtues. When anger rises. Keep in the sunlight. .Benjamin Franklin 31. So give up anger. I never work better than when I am inspired by anger.
Bitterness sours life.Jim Rohn 36. . love sweetens it. . Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time. To be envious is to turn eternally like a caged rat within the tight radius of malice. The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. Bitterness imprisons life.Statius . love heals it. love anoints its eyes.Franklin D.Lord Cadogan 35.Samuel Johnson 38. . An iron is eaten by rust. . love empowers it. Bitterness paralyzes life. admits his inferiority. love releases it. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. serenity. . Bitterness blinds life.Thomas Szasz (E) Envy : 34. . He who envies. so are the envious consumed by envy. .Harry Emerson Fosdick (D) Boredom : 33. that nothing is.Antisthenes 37. Envy is almost the only vice which is practicable at all times and in every place.108 # Book of Quotations (C) Bitterness : 32. .Karl Olsson (F) Fear : 39. Roosevelt 40. One of the saddest things about envy is its smallness: the narrow compass within which it lives. Bitterness sickens life. It was fear that first made gods in the world. .
I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says : turn back. without anxiety or fear. . .Virgil 45.Thomas Carlyle 46. . He who sees all beings in his own self. .Napolean 43.Emerson 42. Fear always springs from ignorance. Emerson 50.Leon Blum 49.Book of Quotations # 109 41. No passion so effectively robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.Nelson Mandela . losses all fear.R. There is great beauty in going through life.Mahatma Gandhi 48. not our darkness. Fear is the proof of a degenerate mind. that most brightens us.Erica Zong 51. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.. I have accepted fear as a part of life. It is our light. . The first duty of man is that of subduing fear.Bovee 44. .. . and his own self in all beings. .! . Half our fears are baseless and the other half discreditable. . The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear. . Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. Let us fear God and we shall cease to fear man. . specifically the fear of change.Isa Upanishad 47. . The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.W.Edmund Burke 52.
Fearless minds climb soonest upto crowns. Good to forgive. And throughout all Eternity I forgive you. We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. . . As fear is a close companion to falsehood. because. “I cannot forgive. and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. what you fear is just the thing that is likely to come to you. We are more often frightened than hurt. Gardner 55.Shakespeare (G) Forgiveness : 60.R. . is only another way of saying.Shri Aurobindo 59. you forgive me. Browning . for hope is accompanied by fear. .Seneca 56. we live. but I cannot forget”. so truth follows fearlessness.John W. It is not death that a man should fear.” . “I can forgive. .Marcus Aurelius 58. but he should fear never beginning to live.Jawaharlal Nehru 57. . we fret. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. A man who is afraid will do anything. You cease to be afraid when you cease to hope. . Dying.Seneca 54. If you want to keep on learning you must keep on risking failure– all your life. Best to forget ! Living.Blake : Broken Love 62.Henry Ward Beecher 61. .110 # Book of Quotations 53. . Fear is always a feeling to be rejected.
.Sydney Smith .Tennyson 74. like Nature. No blessed leisure for love or hope But only time for grief.New Testament 64. I sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the grief I feel. . forgive them. Every substantial grief has twenty shadow and most of the shadows of your own making.Thomas Hood 73.Jesus Christ 67. Forgiveness is the noblest revenge. .Roberto Assagioli 71. . . Shaw 70.Jessemyn West 69.Book of Quotations # 111 63. .W. . When you stand in prayer. . Without forgiveness life is governed by…an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. God pardons like a mother. Beware of the man who does not return your blow : he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself. . Beecher 65. For words.H. It is harder to forgive yourself. half reveal And half conceal the soul within. Father.B.Anonymous (H) Grief And Loss : 72. forgive whatever you have against anybody.Mahatma Gandhi 68. You can forgive an enemy.G. who kisses the offence into everlasting forgetfulness. to forgive divine. The weak can never forgive. . for they know not what they do. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.Alexander Pope 66. To err is human. . .
It is dangerous to abandon oneself to the luxury of grief. but cheerily seek how to redress their harms. While grief is fresh. Grief is a species of idleness. We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.Cicero 79.Sophocles 78.Elbert Hubbard 84. as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. From the body of one guilty deed a thousand ghostly fears and haunting thoughts proceed. . . The cheerful loser is a winner. . Wise men never sit and wait their loss. . It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief. . every attempt to divert only irritates.James Matthew Barrie 83.W. and even of the wish for recovery. You must wait till grief be digested. Nothing that grieves us can be called little : by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size. The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. . . it deprives one of courage.Samuel Johnson 77. .William Wordsworth .Mark Twain 82. . Emerson 76. .Shakespeare (I) Gulit : 85. and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it. There is no grief which time does not lessen and soften. .Frederic Amiel 81.Samuel Johnson 80.R.112 # Book of Quotations 75.
. That the sky is blue. intimidates the brave and degrades the great. Glad for the country lanes.Lizette W. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. He who flees from trial confesses the guilt . .Lao Tzu 92.. .. What hangs people. the thief doth fear in each bush an officer. Sevenson 93. . . .Book of Quotations # 113 86. O. Glad that I live am I. .Shakespeare 87. .L. Guilt once harbored in the conscious breast. Guilt : the gift that keeps on giving.John Dryden 90.R.Syrus 88.Samuel Johnson 89. And the fall of dew. The action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers. is the unfortunate circumstance of guilt. Reese : A Little Song of Life 96.Shakespeare : As You Like It . .Erma Bombeck (J) Happiness : 94.. how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes! . Life without industry is guilt. industry without art is brutality.Francis Hutcheson 95.John Ruskin 91. Secret guilt by silence is betrayed. Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
in favour with his friends.Erasmus 99. .Anonymous 101.Bernard Shaw 98. but in liking what you do. . . and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. .Andrew Carnegie . . Happiness is like coke something you get as a by. The best secret of happiness is renunciation. Happiness and work are really wedded together.114 # Book of Quotations 97.Aldous Leonard Huxley 104. for there can be no true happiness without feeling that one is doing something worthwhile.Proverb 100.J.product in the process of making something else. Creative imagination is the core of happiness. . You have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.Bertrand Russell 105. The secret of happiness is this : let your interest be as wide as possible. . in love with his labours and in balance with his bank. . . Nehru 102.William Ward 103. The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.Mahatma Gandhi 106. Happiness is not in doing what you like. comfortable with his conscience.L. . Happiness depends on what you can give. not what you can get. Happiness has a habit of pursuing the person who feels grateful to his God.
Mark Twain 108. happy is he who has attained peace. Now the heart is so full that a drop overfills it. Happiness is a Swedish sunset . . Hated by fools.Hellen Keller 110. . Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. .Lord Buddha 111.gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Men hate more steadily than they love.John Stuart Mill 109. .Samuel Johnson . He who can call today his own. True happiness lies in the extinction of all emotions. Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires. Be that my motto and my fate. rather than in attempting to satisfy them.R. within can say.Harry Emerson Fosdick 115. He who secure. and fools to hate. and happy is he who has found the truth. We are happy now because God wills it.Garuda Purana 112.Book of Quotations # 115 107. It is not attained through self. Happy is he who has overcome all selfishness. but most of us look the other way and lose it. Lowell 113.it is there for all.Dryden (K) Hate : 114. . . .J. .Jonathan Swift 116. . . and happy he alone. Tomorrow do thy worst for I have liv’d today. Happy the man.
lover releases it. Hate is the subtlest form of violence. . .Lord Buddha 127. Goethe 125. . .Thomas Fuller 123. He who sees him in all and all in Him hates none. A man’s hatred is always concentrated upon that which makes him conscious of his bad qualities. An intellectual hatred is the worst. Hatred confuses life. Never return hatred for hatred. People hate. By love alone they cease.J. National hatred is something peculiar. loves all. 126. Jr.Martin Luther King. . love illuminates it.Thackeray 118.116 # Book of Quotations 117.Carl Gustav Jung 122. nor injury for injury. In time we hate that we often fear. love harmonizes it.Shakespeare 121. Hate is a prolonged form of suicide. . .Lord Shri Krishna .W. Yeats 124. as they love unreasonably. . . Hatreds never cease by hatreds in this world. .B. He who feels for others as he feels for himself.Ishopanishad 128. Hatred paralyzes life.Douglas Steere 119. . Hatred darkens life.W.Mahatma Gandhi 120. This is an ancient law. . you always find it strongest and most violent in the lowest degree of culture. The love of the wicked is more dangerous than their hatred.
R. Hope is generally a wrong guide.A. but prepare for the worst. While there’s is life. Teeth fall out. . Yet man clings to hope that plays him false. and perform according to our fears.Book of Quotations # 117 (L) Hope : 129. . He that leveth in hope dances without music. Hopes are but the dreams of those who are awake. The heart bowed down by weight of woe.Francis Bacon 134.John Milton 138. Hope for the best. hair grow grey. . . though it is very good company by the way. . . is left no fear.George Herbert 137.English Proverb 135. . Bunn 132. . To weakest hope will cling. Hope is good breakfast.” . there’s is hope. but is bad supper. .Pindor 136. We promise according to our hopes. .La Rochefoucauld 139.Italian Proverb 133.N. . but always to be blest.Lord Halifax 140. . Hope is the poor man’s bread. Tagore 141.Pope 131. “There is no better or more blessed bondage than to be a prisoner of hope. Where no hope is left.Roy Kemp .John Gay 130. Hope springs eternal in the human breast : Man Never is.
Mahatma Gandhi 143.118 # Book of Quotations 142. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced. In all things it is better to hope than to despair.Ovid 148.William Walsh : Song . I can endure my own despair. . of jealousy. The miserable have no other medicine. you can achieve a permanent happy spirit. As hopefulness becomes a habit. . but only hope. Practice hope. . . . the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation. But I always hope.Goethe 144. .Norman Vincent Peale (M) Inferiority : 149. beware. . my lord. My hopes are not always realized.Proverb 147. . which doth mock The meet it feeds on. O.eyed monster. The word which God has written on the brow of every man is hope. You can’t live on hope nor you live without it. .Victor Hugo 145. But not another’s hope. It is the green.Shakespeare : Othello 152.Eleanor Roosevelt 150.Alfred Adler (N) Jealousy : 151. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. . . If we had no faith in the ultimate God we would loss all hope.Shakespeare 146.
To jealousy. nothing is more frightful than laughter. . People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. .love than love in jealousy.Francoise Sagan (O) Loneliness : 159. Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets. The jealous man knows nothing.Joseph P. Jealousy is the most radical. . The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness is the central and inevitable fact of human existence. Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.Wayne Dyer . suspects a great deal and fears everything. More men die of jealousy than of cancer.admiration is war paint.Book of Quotations # 119 153. There is more self. . You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. . Newton 160.La Rochefoucauld 157. . .Thomas Wolfe 164.Curt Goetz 155. . but does not always die with it. . Jealousy is always born with love. so to speak.F. Through the wide world he only is alone who lives not for another.Robert Louis Stevenson 154.Samuel Rogers 161. . Kennedy 158.Paul Tournier 163.La Rochefoucauld 156. .J. primeval and naked form of admiration. .Mother Teresa 162.
. . . All the other passions do occasional good. A proud man is seldom a grateful man. They are proud in humility. Pride : the general root of all harms. double. and a haughty spirit before a fall. that.Adrienne Rich 171. . Proud men hate one another. . everything goes wrong. . .H.Old Testament 166. but whenever pride puts in its work. which the more man’s nature runs to.Francis Bacon 175. for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt. Pride is a tricky. .Benjamin Franklin 172.Juvenal .John Ruskin 173. Beecher 167. proud in that they are not proud.edged feeling.120 # Book of Quotations (P) Pride : 165. in general. glorious.Robert Burton 169. pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.Thomas Fuller 170.W. . Pride goeth before destruction. I have been more and more convinced. . Revenge is a kind of wild justice. Small things make base men proud.Geoffrey Chaucer (Q) Revenge : 174. the more ought law to weed it out.Shakespeare 168. . the more I think of it. Revenge is the poor delight of little minds.
give him drink.New Testament: Romans 184. A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.Francis Bacon 179. I will repay. . . if he thirst. spare yourself.Edward Gibban 180. which the world knows not.Francis Bacon 177. . . If he was weaker. Every heart has its secret sorrows. Better by far you should forget and smile Than that you should remember and be sad.English Proverb (R) Sadness : 185. Vengeance is a dish that should be eaten cold. . Woman and elephant never forget an injury. . The most tolerable sort of revenge is for those wrongs which there is no law to remedy. Forgiveness is the noblest revenge. Therefore if thine enemy hunger. . if he was stronger. Longfellow 186. Vengeance is mine. .W. saith the Lord. gratitude is expensive. . for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 181. spare him. .Anonymous 183. He who injured you was either stronger or weaker. Revenge is profitable.H. . feed him.Book of Quotations # 121 176.Christina Rossetti .Anon.Seneca 182.Anonymous 178. It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it. which otherwise would heal and do well.
We look before and after And pine for what is not. .Swift 194.Logan Pearsall Smith (S) Shame : 190. He was not born to shame : Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit. . above all from those nearest to them.William Langland 192. Seneea 195.Edmund Burke 196. Shelley 189. or smelleth so sour As Shame. While shame keeps the watch. The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame. Dark tree.A. still sad when others grief is fled. The old know what they want. . I never wonder to see man wicked. value is not wholly extinguished in the heart. the young are sad and bewildered. . but I often wonder not to see them ashamed.L. . . . . Our sincerest laughter With same pain is fraught.Anton Chekhov . Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet 193. Our sweetest songs are those That tell of saddest thought.Lord Byron 188.P.B. The only constant mourner o’er the dead! . When people are ashamed they hold aloof. .122 # Book of Quotations 187. There smites nothing so sharp.Rod Steiger 191.
Samuel Johnson Imitation is the sincerest (form) of flattery.Swift The punishment for vanity is flattery. .Addison O ! that man’s ears should be deaf to counsel. 4. . One catches more flies with a spoonful of honey than with twenty casks of vinegar. .Wilhelm Raabe Men are like stone jugs – you may jug them where you like by the ears.Book of Quotations # 123 135. Hats off! The flag is passing by.Anonymous 2.H. . 5. .Henry IV of France That flattery’s the food of tools.H. Flag 1. but not to flattery. . a ruffle of drums. . 7. You’re man enough for a tear in your eye That you will not wipe away. Bennett : The Flag Goes By Off with your hat as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say. .H. 3. 8. . Hats off! Along the street there comes A blare of bugles. as wolves like dogs.C. .George Champman The most skilful flattery is to let a person talk on.Colton Flatterers look like friends. Flattery 1. and be listner . Bunner : The Old Flag 2. 136. 6. A flash of colour beneath the sky.
.William Wordsworth One thing is certain and the rest is lies. 4.Night’s Dream .W. . .Napoleon Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. Flower 1. . O’keefe (Slogan for the Society of American Florists) 2.Herrick : To Blossoms Where flowers degenerate man cannot live. .H.Gray Fair pledges of the fruitful tree Why do ye fall so fast ? Your date is not so past But you may stay yet there awhile To blush and gently smile And go at last. 3.124 # Book of Quotations 137. 138. . 7. Fools 1.Omar Khayyam Flowers are words Which even a babe may understand. . A fool always finds one still more foolish to admire him.Boileau What fools these mortals be! . 8. . Full many a flower is born to blush unseen And waste its sweetness on the desert air.Shakespeare : A Midsummer. 5.Bishop Coxe : The Singing of Birds Say it with flowers. Beecher God made the flowers to beautify the art and cheer man’s careful mood. The flower that once has blown forever dies. 2.Patrick F. 6. .
Lord Buddha 11. but old men know young men are the fools. and re.Montaigne Young men think old men are fools. but it requires a man of sense to know how to tell a lie. then dies the same. He who thinks himself wise. A fool can tell the truth. 8.Samuel Butler 12.Edward Young : Night Thoughts Wise men have more to learn of fools than fools of wise man. 6. Hain’t we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain’t that a big enough majority in any town? . .Rabelais 4. Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve.George Chapman : All Fools If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass.Mark Twain The wise man’s eyes are in his head.Book of Quotations # 125 3. . At fifty chides his infamous delay. understands nothing of the true doctrine. .Voltaire . but the fool walketh in darkness. O heavens! is a great fool. . . though he lives in the company of the wise. . 9. . 10.resolves. . as a spoon tastes not the flavor of the soup. and reforms his plan. In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves. 5. A fool. Knows it at forty. 7. .Pope At thirty man suspects himself a fool.Old Testament Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
3.Cicero Every man is the architect of his own fortune. Let us be thankful to the fools.La Rochefoucauld Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment. . you will not know yourself. 9. If you are too unfortunate.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar Men are seldom blessed with good fortune and good sense at the same time. Fortune. . . . . 2. leads on to fortune. 6.Sallust There is a tide in the affairs of men Which. Fortune 1.126 # Book of Quotations 13. Let a fool be made serviceable according to his folly. taken at the flood.Lenin 15. that rules man’s life. . .Joseph Conrad : Under Western Eyes 139.Mark Twain 14. .Shakespeare It is fortune. Fortune ! all men call the fickle.La Bruyere 5. .Thomas Fuller Of all the ways to make your fortune. 8. One fool can ask more questions in a minute than twelve wise men can answer in an hour. But for them rest of us could not succeed. . . . 7. the quickest and the best is to make people see clearly how much your success is in their interest.LIVY Fortune never seems so blind as to those upon whom she has bestowed no favours. . 4. nobody will know you.Euripides If you are too fortunate. not wisdom.
.. . Tagore None can love freedom heartily but good men.Syrus 11. the rest love not freedom.Anonymous 140. He shall cut pathways east and west. . .Lenin The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way. 5.. . . but misfortune has much more patience. 8. . 3.John Stuart Mill 4.John Milton No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses. Free men set themselves free.Jean Jacques Rousseau My angle – his name is Freedom – Choose him to be your king. . 7.James Oppenheim : The Slave We gain freedom when we have paid the full price for our right to live. And there is no need of that. so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs or impede their efforts to obtain it. I shall today be uppermost.R. yet everywhere he is in chains. but licence . And fend you with his wng. . Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.Moshe Dayan : Story of My Life Man is born free. Fortune makes a fool of him whom she favours too much. .Book of Quotations # 127 10.N.. Fortune knocks but once.Confucius 12.Emerson They can only set free men free. The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly and who can say to himself. 6. . Freedom 1. 2.
R.B.A. Tagore 14. . . Real freedom is of the mind and spirit. Freedom demands respect for the freedom of others.Anonymous . Liberty means responsibility.Jawaharlal Nehru 11. Friend and friendship 1. Freedom is the right to one’s dignity as a man. Personal liberty is the paramount essential to human dignity and human happiness. Stevenson 10. . . Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them. make me free – from fear of the future – from anxiety of the morrow – from bitterness towards anyone – from cowardice in face of danger – from failure before opportunity – from laziness in face of work. Lord. . – Anonymous 141. Angels alone that soar above Enjoy such liberty. . . it can never come to us from outside.Clarence Darrow 13. That is why most man dread it. And in my soul am free.N. . Shaw 17.128 # Book of Quotations 9. If I have freedom in my love.Mahatma Gandhi 12. A hungry man is not a free man. . E.Burton 16. Freedom comes from human beings rather than from laws and institutions.Lovelace : To Althea from prison 15.G.
and all mine is thine. . 6.Minna Thomas Antrim . 5. Friends are all that matter. Like leaves in wintry weather.Syrus 11. .hall deserted… . Doing all we can to promote our friend’s happiness is better than to continually drink to his prosperity.Aristotle A friend is someone who knows all about you. 8. . though he had all other goods. 4. . Thompson Love is only chatter. so link’d together.D’Arcy W. 10. Reprove your friends in secret.Gelett Burgess Without friends no one would choose to live.Moore The only way to have a friend is to be one . I feel like one Who treads alone Some banquet.Elbert Hubbard 3. . .Plautus Against a foe I can myself defend– But Heaven protect me from a blundering friend ! . When I remember all The friends. 9. you must a hundred try.Paul de Kock 12. The best way to keep friends is to never borrow from them and never lend them anything. praise them openly. . 7.Claude Mermet What is thine is mine. Shall I tell you why ? To find one good. I’ve seen around me fall. and loves you just the same. .Emerson Friends are like melons.Book of Quotations # 129 2.
To men and angels only giv’n. . Emerson 21.Samuel Johnson : Friendship 22. send me a friend. The noble mind’s delight and pride.George Washington .Oscar Wilde 19. . . . To all the lower world denied.S. . A faithful friend is the medicine of life.Thomas Fuller 17.Aristotle 23. True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.Benjamin Franklin 15. .R. Friendship is single soul dwelling in two bodies. Be slow in choosing a friend. slower in changing. God. nor the joy of companionship. . Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together. An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship. . . peculiar boon of Heav’n. that will tell me of my faults.Dale Carnegie 18. President) 20. ‘Stay’ is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary. it’s the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.Louisa May Alcott 14.W. . The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand.The Bible 16. You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.130 # Book of Quotations 13. nor the kindly smile. . Friendship.Woodrow Wilson (28th U.
William Somerset Maugham 142.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat There was a wise man in the East whose constant prayer was that he might see today with the eyes of tomorrow. and the only thing is to fact it. Friendship is the shadow of the evening.M. for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. howe’er pleasant ! Let the dead past bury its dead ! . It’s painful for both sides. 4. but will never be sound. Most friendship is feigning. The fact is. Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another. 6. It comes soon enough.Shakespeare : As You Like It 26. There was the Door to which I found no key.Alfred Mercier I never think of the future. .Longfellow 2. . Cicero Boast not thyself of tomorrow. which strengthens with the setting sun of life.The Bible Trust no Future. There was the Veil through which I might not see. . Future 1. most loving mere folly. . .T. . 5. one grows out of people.George Santayana (Spanish. people are friends in spots. 3. It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships.Book of Quotations # 131 24. . .born US philosopher) 25. . .Albert Einstein Ignorance of future ills is a more useful thing than knowledge.Thomas Fuller 28.Thomas Fuller 27. A broken friendship may be soldered. .
10. Saw the vision of the world and all the wonder that would be.Peter Drucker ✤✤✤ . 8. . . The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we’re ready for it.Samuel Johnson Take care of the present and the future will take care of itself. The highest wisdom is never to worry about the future but to resign ourselves entirely to his will. .Tennyson 15.Pope : Essay on Man 12.Confucius 17. .132 # Book of Quotations 7. The best way to predict the future is to create it. . calculate the risks involved. . .C. and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow.English Saying Nothing can guarantee the future. I have learned to live each day as it comes. their present state. . future still remains. The future is purchased by the present. . All but the page prescribed. Bovee 16.Henry Ford II 9. The best we can do is to seize up the chances.N. far as human eye could see. For I dipt into the future. estimate our ability to deal with them. . will find sorrow at hand.Arnold Glasow 14. Who heeds not the future. When all else is lost. and then make our plans with confidence. Heav’n from all creatures hides the Book of Fat. .Dorothy Dix 11.Mahatma Gandhi 13.
Garden 1. . indeed.Francis Bacon The best place to seek God is in a garden.Plato Generosity. 3. When we were young they taught us to respect our elders. .Voltaire 2. . and now that we’re older they tell us to listen to youth.Thomas Fuller 2. If a man be endowed with a generous mind this is the best kind of nobility. And. Radhakrishnan 2. 4. You can dig for him there. . . . God Almighty first planted a garden. . 145. . it is the purest of human pleasures. Generosity 1. wrong placed. a princely mind will undo a private family. . Our generation never had a chance.Maurice Seitter By the time a man realises that may be his father was right. Generation gap 1.Bernard Shaw We must cultivate our garden.Troy Gordon We are a generation not in revolt but in retreat. 3. becometh a vice. .Charles Wadsworth Most of us don’t expect to be admired by our children but we wouldn’t mind a slight closing of the generation gap.S. 144.Book of Quotations # 133 G 143. he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
.Christopher Morley . 9. Doing easily what others find difficult is talent. 10. it creates. 5. 3. Genius 1.nine percent perspiration.Owen Meredith One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.. Some are unwisely liberal.Jane Ellice Hopkins When a true genius appears in the world.. Sidney 146. . . and Talent does what it can.Sir P. .Jonathan Swift : Thoughts on Various Subjects Genius is master of man. 8. . .N. Edison (Newspaper Interview. you may know him by this sign. Genius does what it must. . 4.134 # Book of Quotations 3. 6. genius.Georges – Louis Leclerc Buffon Genius is one percent inspiration and ninty. 1931) .Blake Genius is merely a great aptitude for patience. that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.. means only an infinite capacity for taking pains.John Waston Foster Genius does not argue. .Amiel The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the crow.Thomas A. . Tagore 2. and more delight to give presents than to pay debts. genius. I often think. . 7. .R. doing what is impossible to talent is genius. Genius consists of an infinite capacity for catching trains.
which means never losing your enthusiasm. There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.Dryden 13. 2. Matthew God loveth a cheerful giver.Book of Quotations # 135 11. . critic] 12.Charles Caleb Cotton 17. Giving and helping others (A) Giving : 1. The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality. He gives only the worthless gold Who gives from a sense of duty.New Testament. Genius must be born.New Testament. .Proverb That is no true alms which the hand can hold. He that hath pity upon the poor.Goethe 18. . . The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth. The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age.R. . but by himself. . . Lowell Go and sell that thou hast. II Corinthians 3. lendeth unto the Lord.Samuel Johnson 14. . it can never be taught.Arthur Koestler 16. .Oscar Wilde 147. I have nothing to declare except my genius. .J. the opening of new frontiers. and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. . . .Aristotle 15.Aldous Huxley [English novelist. and give to the poor. 4. A man of genius has been seldom ruined. The greatest genius is never so great as when it is chastised and subdued by the highest reason.
philosopher) Behold. Giving requires good sense.Albert Einstein 12.Khalil Gibran (Lebanese .136 # Book of Quotations 5.E. Its not enough to help the feeble up. . Only a life lived for others is the life worth while. what we give.born US poet.Bob Hope 13. 6. . writer. acts. we can make a living. 8. . It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. you have the worst kind of heart trouble.Arthur Ashe To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money. XX. When a person is down in the world an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching. We make a living by what we get. however. . When I give I give myself.Walt Whitman 7. . If you haven’t any charity in your heart. . makes a life.Ovid (B) Helping Others : 11.G. Bulwer 15. It is more blessed to give than to receive. I do not give lectures or a little charity.Shakespeare . and that is sincerity and integrity.New Testament. . 9. .Winston Churchill 14. . We make a life by what we give. But to support him after. . 35 From what we get. . 10.Douglas Adams You give but little when you give of your possessions.
4.Thomas A Kempis For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her. One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name. it solves many problems at once.Socrates (Quoted by Cicero) The road to glory is not strewn with flowers. 5. .Proverb If we make it our first goal to please God. Before you score.Philip E. . .Anonymous 3. the keeper Stands up to keep the goal. 5. Obstacles and Solution (A) Goal : 1. .T.E. 149. Mordaunt The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.A. 4. keep your eyes upon the goal. . . Longfellow The goal stands up. 3.W. . Howard Oh! yet we trust that somehow good will be the final goal of ill. you must have a goal.H. Goal. Glory 1. . . Objective.Alfred Lord Tennyson Life is real ! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal. . . Housma On the journey to life’s highway.La Fontaine O how quickly passes away the glory of the earth. 6.Book of Quotations # 137 148. 2.O. .Charles De Gaulle 2.
Schuller 13. Second. .] Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives.C. concentrate our energy. they are essential to keep us alive. money. set your goals high but take one step at a time. . so realise the goal. . Don’t look too far up. That is what goals can do for us. Ours is a world where people don’t know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it ? . A goals is a dream with a deadline.Donny Osmond 12. . practical ideal : a goal. Do not turn back when you are just at the goal. clear. . . One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone. 10. Goal is nothing but Godly order against laziness.322 B. Third. have a definite.Michel De Montaigne .C.Aristotle [Greek Philosopher. . materials and methods.Proverb (B) Objective : 15..Don Marquis 16. No wind makes for him that hath no intended port to sail unto. 384 B.Denis Waitley 9. adjust all your means to that end. have the necessary means to achieve your ends : wisdom. an objective.Syrus 14. Goals are not absolutely necessary to motivate us.Ralph Waldo Emerson 11.Robert H. . .Napoleon Hill First.138 # Book of Quotations 7. Hitch your wagon to a star. 8.
R.Anonymous An honest God is the noblest work of man. . can open the whole universe to our gaze in the narrow space of a single lane. As long as one keeps searching.R. For what are obstacles to the lower creatures are opportunities to the higher life of man.Plato God shall be my hope. . . the answers come.N. Tagore If God did not exist. the Great Giver. When you come to roadblock. . it would be necessary to invent him. Tagore (D) Solution : 20.Joan Baez 150.Cowper : Hymn 3.Mary Kay Ash 19. God 1. God is truth and light his shadow. my guide and lantern to my feet. 4.Book of Quotations # 139 (C) Obstacles : 17. . . 5.Voltaire God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform. 6. He plants his footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm.Samuel Butler God. . take a detour.Henry Ford 18. . 2. my stay. . . Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. .N.
not in the storm.New Testament O God. Our shelter from the stormy blast. . and God in him. Tagore 17. . 10.R. God is incorporeal. Lichtenberg For science. . Life. Principle. . Truth. . God is ethics and morality. If God be with us. If you want people believe in God. God is conscience. and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God. divine. .Mary Baker Eddy : Science and Health God is love.Isaac Watts Everyone is in a small way the image of God.Matthew Arnold 9. God is simply the stream of tendency by which all things seek to fulfil the law of their being. God is fearlessness. 13.Emerson 15. 8. infinite Mind.Samuel Butler Belief in God is an instinct as natural to man as walking on two legs. who can be against us? . 12.Mahatma Gandhi . Love. Spirit. God’s great power is in the gentle breeze. supreme. let people see what God can make you like. . . He is even the atheism of the atheist .C. God is the source of light and life and yet he is above and beyond all these.G. To me God is truth and love.Manilius God is our expression for all forces and powers which we do not understand or with which we are unfamiliar.Romans 16. .N. Our hope for years to come. 14. 11. And our eternal home. God is that indefinable something which we all feel but which we do not know. our help in ages past. Soul.140 # Book of Quotations 7.
all creation proclaims it : High above all is the Lord of glory supreme. who serve His creatures. the present our material the future our aim and smmit. creators of the future. and fear. . The innermost being of God is perfect love which expands itself for others.C. hatred. .Sri Aurobindo 22. That which exists is one. He who knows the nature of my task and my holy birth is not reborn.N. Tagore 29. . .E. possessors of the present. but He has innumerable forms. Norton . God is one. They serve God well. but he loves me when I sing. He comes to me. God respects me when I work. God is gracious to him who earneth his living by his own labour and not by begging. .Rig Veda 24.Prophet M|uhammad 26.Guru Nanak 27. . .Meera 19.S. Radhakrishnan 23. . The message is not new.Lord Shrikrishna : Bhagwad Gita 21.R. .Sri Ramakrishna 25. . It is God’s arrangement that they should be children of the past. All that lives or moves on earth transient or permanent exists in the glory of God. sages call it by various names. Blessed is he who has dived into the ocean of the nectar of His name.Swami Vivekanand 20. when he leaves this body. One cannot have the vision of God as long as one has these three– shame.Book of Quotations # 141 18. .The Kuran 28.S. . The past is our foundation.
142 # Book of Quotations
30. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning one song shall rise to Thee; Holy, Holy, Holy, Merciful and Mighty! God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity! - Reginald Heber
151. Good (ness)
1. 2. God acts are the saviors of man. - Proverb A good man is covered with blessings from head to foot, but an evil man inwardly curses his luck. - The Bible There is no Good, there is no Bad; these be the whims of mortal will: That works me weal that I call ‘good’, what harms and hurts me I hold as ‘ill’. - Siri Richard Burton The best is the enemy of the good. - Voltaire Be good and you will be lonesome. - Mark Twain There is some soul of goodness in things evil, Would men observingly distil it out. - Shakespear : Henry V. Roaming in thought over the Universe, I saw the little That is Good steadily hastening towards immortality, And the vast all that is called Evil I saw hastening to merge itself and become lost and dead. - Walt Whitman Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. - John Wesley
4. 5. 6.
Book of Quotations # 143
There are two perfectly good men: one dead, and the unborn. - Chinese Proverb
10. May we follow the path of goodness as the sun and the moon follow their path. - Rig Veda
1. The whole of Government consists in the art of being honest. - Thomas Jefferson The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of Government. - George Washington Every country has the government it deserves. - Joseph De Maistre No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. - Abraham Lincoln Government is necessary, not because man is naturally bad…but because man is by nature more individualistic than social. - Thomas Hobbes Government is a trust and the officers of the government are trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people. - Henry Clay For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed, is the very definition of slavery. - Jonathan Swift The state is meant for man, not man for the state. - Albert Einstein [Germen - born US physicist] That Government is the best, which governs the best. - Mahtama Gandhi
144 # Book of Quotations
10. Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection– they have many friends and few enemies. - Wendell Phillips 11. Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. - Edmund Burke 12. The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded. - Charles Luisde Secondat 13. All oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. - Confucius 14. When any of the four pillars of government – religion, justice, counsel and treasure – are mainly shaken or weakened, men had need to pray for fair weather. - Francis Bacon
1. Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation, you do not find it among gross people. - Samuel Johnson Gratitude is the memory of the heart. - J.B. Massieu Two kinds of gratitude: the sudden kind We feel for what we take, the larger kind We feel for what we give. - E.A. Robinson Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect. - Rousseau He who receives a benefit should never forget, he who bestows should never remember it. - Charron
Book of Quotations # 145
I believe the best definition of man is the ungrateful biped. - Feodor Dostoevski Do you think that every debt can be paid off with money? - R.N. Tagore
1. The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. - Longfellow That man is great, and he alone, Who serves a greatness not his own, For neither praise nor pelf; Content to know and be unknown: Whole in himself. - Owen Meredith : A Great Man The great are only great because we are on our knees. Let us rise! - P.J. Proudhon But be not afraid of greatness : some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon ’em. - Shakespeare : Twelfth Night A really great man is known by three signs : generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success. - Bismark All great men come out of the middle class. - Emerson No man ever yet became great by imitation. - Samuel Johnson Great and good are seldom the same men. - Thomas Fuller
6. 7. 8.
146 # Book of Quotations
To be simple is to be great, - R.W. Emerson
10. Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength. - H.W. Beecher 11. There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great. - G.K. Chesterton 12. A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child. - Chinese Proverb 13. No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men. - Thomas Carlyle 14. Great men are the true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. - Frederick C. Amiel 15. The price of greatness is responsibility. - Winston Churchill 16. Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them. - Colton 17. The world can not do without great men, but great men are troublesome to the world. - Goethe 18. If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness, and ask for truth, and he will find both. - Horace 19. How very weak the very wise, How very small the very great are ! - Thackeray 20. Great men are not always wise. - Anonymous
Book of Quotations # 147
21. The great are only great because we carry them on our shoulders; when we throw them off they sprawl on the ground. - Montandre
1. 2. Fish and visitors smell in three days. - Benjamin Franklin The first day, a guest; the second day a burden; the third, a pest. - Plautus For I, who hold sage Homer’s rule the best, Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest. - Pope
1. 2. The guts carry the feet, not the feet the guts. - Miguel De Cervantes The guts uphold the heart. - Thomas Fuller
148 # Book of Quotations
1. 2. A habit is a shirt made of iron. - Czeck Proverb Habit is the enormous flywheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. - William James : Psychology Habits are first cobwebs, then cables. - Spanish Proverb Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. - St. Augustine Habit is either the best servants, or the worst of masters. - Emmous Good habits result from resisting temptation. - Ancient Proverb Great is the force of habit; it teaches us to bear labour and to scorn injury and pain. - M.T. Cicero An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. - William Somerset Maugham It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. - Benjamin Franklin
3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
10. Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married ? - Barbra Streisand 11. The fox changes his skin but not his habits. - Suetonius 12. Habit is habit and not to be flunge out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. - Mark Twain
Book of Quotations # 149
158. Health and Healing
(A) Health :
1. A healthy body is the guest- chamber of the soul; a sick its prison. - Francis Bacon Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind; nor can the material senses bear reliable testimony on the subject of health. - Mary Baker Eddy O health ! health ! the blessing of the rich! the riches of the poor ! who can buy thee at too dear a rate, since there is no enjoying this world without thee ? - Ben Jonson The preservation of health is duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality. - Herbert Spencer He has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everyting. - Arabian Proverb A sound mind is a sound body. - Greek Proverb Health and cheerfulness mutually begets each other. - Joseph Addison Health lies in laobur, and there is no royal road to it but through toil. - Wendell Phillips The fate of a nation has often depended on the good or bad digestion of a prime minister. - Voltaire
6. 7. 8.
10. Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings. - Syrus
150 # Book of Quotations
11. God made our bodies temples of our souls, and they (atma) should be kept strong and clean, to be worthy of the deity that occupies them. - Khalil Gibran 12. May all my limbs remain unimpaired and my soul unconquered. - Rig Ved 13. The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. - Anthony Robbins 14. The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. - Mark Twain 15. It is healthy to be sick sometimes. - Henry David Thoreau 16. I went to my doctor and asked for persistent wind. He gave me a kite. - Les Dawson 17. Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. - Benjamin Franklin
(B) Healing :
17. What wound did ever heal but by degrees? - Shakespeare 18. There are hurts so deep that one cannot reach them or heal them with words. - Kate Seredy 19. When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed. - Jane Fonda
3. .Benjamin Franklin As he thinketh in his heart..Christina Rossetti The heart of the fool is in his mouth.....W. it speaks to the heart.E. ...Proverb The heart has its reasons which reason does not know. 5. . . My heart is like a rainbow shell. Because my love is come to me. ..Pascal Every heart has its secret which the world knows not. . Heart and Head 1. 7. but the mouth of the wise man is in his heart.” . 8.. . A heart as sound and free As in the whole world thou canst find.A. My heart is like an apple. 9.Martin Luther . .New Testament : Luke 2.Mahatma Gandhi My heart is like a singing bird .H.. 6.and..Shakespeare The heart has no language. 10.tree . 4. A heart as soft. . The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.. My heart is gladder than all these. .. so he is. Housman 11.Book of Quotations # 151 159. Longfellow Where your treasure is there will your heart be also.Herrick A good heart is worth gold.. That heart I’ll give to thee... a heart as kind.twenty I heard a wise man say : “Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away.. When I was one..
and gets his speeches by it.Theodore Roosevelt 13.C. To handle yourself. The world is a comedy to those that think.J. a tragedy to those that feel.Lytton 15. we are happy now because God wills it. . .152 # Book of Quotations 12. If wrong our hearts. .La Rochefoucauld 20. . . they say.Bulwer. I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart. use your heart. Infinite day excludes the night. .The English Digest 22. Where saints immortal reign.G. . and that is softness of head. . .La Rochefoucauld 21. – He has a heart. And pleasures banish pain. Heaven and Hell 1. Want and wealth equally harden the human heart. Now the heart is so full that a drop overfills it.Horace Walpole 18. . but no one dares to say it of his head.R. as frost and fire are both alien to the human flesh. to handle others. There is a land of pure delight. but I deny it. Lightenberg 17. Lowell 160. our heads are right in vain. Everyone speaks well of his heart. A good heart is better than all the heads in the world. The head is always the dupe of the heart.Theodore Parker 14. Some people feel with their heads and think with their hearts.Edward Young 16.Samuel Rogers 19. use your head. Ward has no heart.Isaac Watts : There Is a Land . . .
. O world unknowable. we view thee : O world intangible.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat There is no Heaven. and many there be which go in thereat. Here we may reign secure. . The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell.P. . there is no Hell. Holland Heaven means to be one with God. 8.Sir Richard Burton 3.Francis Thompson : In No Strange Land I never spoke with God. Nor visited in heaven. Yet certain am I of the spot As if the chart were given. Blavatsky Heaven lies about us in our infancy.William Wordsworth Heav’n but the Vision of fulfill’d Desire. these be the dreams of baby minds.H. . . we touch thee. 7. . 10. he is already in heaven. 6. and in my choice To reign is worth ambition. O world Invisible. Inapprehensible.J. . 4. . . a hell of heaven.Confucius One who does not care for heaven. And Hell the Shadow from a Soul on fire. IV Heaven is not reached by a single bound But we build the ladder by which we rise.Milton : Paradise Lost 12. . 9. we clutch thee. though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell.Book of Quotations # 153 2.John Milton 11. Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction. than serve in Heav’n.New Testament : Matthew . 5.G. we know thee. .Emily Dickinson : Poems.
John Webster 14. that they must live and cannot die. Hell is an outrage on humanity. That’s the greatest torture souls feel in hell : In hell. 3. If you go to heaven without being naturally qualified for it.Madame De Cornuel Every hero at last becomes a bore. Shaw 19. but he is brave five minutes longer.W.Abraham L. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Smooth the decent and easy is the way. . . We are each our own devil. covetousness. you will not enjoy yourself there. I believe in heaven and hell– on earth. . Emerson . . . . .Lord Shri Krishna 16.R.Samuel Johnson 20. .Swedenborg 21.R. which destroy the soul. .G.B.Oscar Wilde 17. 2. A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.Victor Hugo 18. Self-love and the love of the world constitute hell. The gates of hell are three. anger.Virgil 15.George Bernard Shaw 22. and we make this world our hell. . .154 # Book of Quotations 13. Hero 1.desire. .W. Emerson A hero is no braver than an ordinary man. . The gates of hell are open night and day. No man is a hero to his valet. Feinberg 161.
follies and misfortunes of mankind.M.trust is the essence of heroism. 7.Anonymous 5.Henry Ford What is history but a fable agreed upon ? . . Amiel Self.Thomas Carlyle History can be well written only in a free country. Cecil History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes. Hero. .R. .G.worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.W. Emerson One murder makes a villian. 5. million a her. Van Loon : The Story of Mankind History of the world is but the biography of great men. History 1.Herbert Spencer Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over fear. Voltaire History is only interesting as long as it is strictly true. contact withers them. History is bunk. .Edward Gibbon Human history is in essence a history of ideas.H.L.Mad Neckar No man is a hero to his own wife : no woman is a wife to her own hero. .F. 7.D. 6. 3.H. .F. Wells : The Outline of History 4. 6. 2.W. . .Book of Quotations # 155 4. . 8.Napoleon Bonaparte : Sayings The history of the world is the record of a man in quest of his daily bread and butter.Porteus Worship your heroes from a far. .H. . . 8. . . 162. 9.
Historian : An unsuccessful novelist. . whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound.156 # Book of Quotations 9. when you have to go there. . .Lord Buddha 2. Mencken 12. .L. They have to take you in. Holiness 1. only a great man can write it. little virtues and actions. History is only a confused heap of facts.H.James Alberione Sanctity is made up of little things. and inspite of any difficulty. 164. There is but a shallow stream of thought in history. . men cannot live without spiritual life.Oswald Chambers Just as a candle cannot burn without fire. Be it ever so humble. there’s no place like home.Anonymous The serene beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world next to power of God.Oscar Wilde 163. . Content to breathe his native air In his own ground. . Home is the place where. Sanctity is a stubbornness about fulfilling God’s will always. 3. Anybody can make history.Pope 2. .Earl of Chesterfield 11.Samuel Johnson 10. . . . 3. Home. 4.Robert Frost Mid pleasures and palaces though we may raom.John Howard Payne : Home Sweet Home Happy the man. . House and housework Home : 1.
Home is not where you live but where they understand you. 5.George Barnard Shaw House : 13.Wordsworth : To a Skyland He is happiest.Pliny The word ‘home’ means more than the word ‘house’.Christian Morgenstern 11. . But if he goes abroad. . . therefore. A dog can make him pant. 6. but never roam True to the kindred points of Heaven and Home.Panchatantra 12. Houses are built to live in. . Type of the wise. 9. 7. . . Home is the girl’s prison and the woman’s work house. .George Moore : The Brooke Kerith Home after all is the best place when life begins to wobble. 10. not to look on.Elizabeth Home is where the heart is.Sir Edward Coke 14. who soar.Book of Quotations # 157 4. . 8. The house of everyone is to him his castle and fortress. .Francis Bacon .Goethe A man who travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.Anon. as well for his defence against injury and violence. be he king or peasant who finds peace in his home. A crocodile at home. . Can beat an elephant. . as for his repose. let use be preferred before uniformity.
if the item doesn’t multiply. smell. 6. .Francis Bacon 17. . catch fire or block the refrigerator door. you do the dishes . Why should you? . Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.Kautilya Lies will get any man into trouble.The Brible An honest man is always a child. . Set not your house on fire to be revenged of the moon. . My theory on housework is. . .and six months later you have to start all over again. .Thomas Jefferson An honest man is the noblest work of God. 2.Phyllis Diller 19.George Barnard Shaw Peace is dependent upon honesty and oath is immutable both in this world and in the other world. 5. .158 # Book of Quotations 15.Erma Bombeck 165. I hate housework! You make the beds.Thomas Fuller 16.Martial 4. No one else ears.Joan Rivers 20. . let it be. Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. He that lives in a glass house must not throw stone. Honesty 1.English Proverb Housework : 18.Alexander Pope We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy. . . . but honesty is its own defence. 3. He that builds a fair house upon an ill seed committeth himself to prison.
John Ruskin For the governments honesty lies not only in saying what they are doing but also in doing what they say. Radhakrishnan Corruption wins not more than honesty. Honour and shame from no condition rise. 3. . as this world goes. . . If he says. 11.Proverb 166. . Act well your part. Gilbert It is discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. when honour dies.Croucho Marx And whether you’re an honest man or whether you’re a thief Depends on whose solicitor has given my brief.Whittier Honour lies in honest toil.Pope When faith is lost. 16. there all the honour lies. you know he is a crook. 14. 12. Honour 1. . . 8.Grover Cleveland 2. to be honest.S. . is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.Thomas Middleton Ay. . . Honesty once pawned is never redeemed. 10. . .W. 15. . 9. .Book of Quotations # 159 7.Shakespeare There’s one way to find out if a man is honest– ask him. “Yes”. The man is dead.Noel Coward To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.S.Shakespeare : Hamlet Honesty with oneself is the condition of spiritual integrity. . sir. 13.The Mother Lock your door and keep your neighbour honest.
10. 9. 12. I am out of words. . . Emerson If somebody throws a brick at me. .Harry S. . But when somebody awards a decoration to me. Colton He that desires honour is not worth of honour. I am the most offending soul. 11. .Proverb We honour the illustrious dead best by following their examples.Thomas Carlyle The louder he talked of his honour. . 167. She feeds us with air.W.L. 8. . Truman Honour is most capricious in her rewards. 13. A man of honour knows no false pride. and often pulls down our house to build our monument. for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 2. but in deserving them. 7. Mencken Dignity does not consist in possessing honours.Shakespeare Honour is simply the morality of superior man.Jean De La Bruyere If it be a sin to covet honour. .New Testament : Matthew Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. and ye took me in.Mahatma Gandhi 6.R. Hospitality 1. .Aristotle Show me the man you honour and I will know what kind of man you are. the faster we counted our spoons. 5.C. . .H. I was a stranger. I can catch it and throw it back. .160 # Book of Quotations 4.Hebrews .C.
truth. sad music of humanity. Shaw 11. God is more than humanity but in humanity too we have to find and serve him. I am a man.Eric Hoffer .Book of Quotations # 161 168. The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation. virtue and abiding love. beauty. . .surrender. .F. dignified. Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory. .G. After all there is but one race– humanity. . The only real.Terence 3.W.Wordsworth 10.sacrifice. . .Fenelon 4. But hearing oftentimes The still.Shri Aurobindo 5.B. sustained enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man. human doctrine is the greatest good of all. Landor 8. . I love my country better than my family but I love humanity better than my country. and this can only be achieved by utmost self.H. human nature and human soul (A) Humanity : 1. Amiel 6. .Mahatma Gandhi 7. .S. knowledge. . Self interest is but the survival of the animal in us. It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbour. Humanity.George Moore 2. Humanity is not the highest Godhead . There is nothing on earth divine except humanity. humanity only begins for man with self.Charles Sumner 9. and nothing human can be of indifference to me.
Shakespeare 21. but a citizen of the world. . . nor a Greek. . A humanitarian is always a hypocrite. .Mahavir Swami (B) Human Nature : 16. . . Live and let live. .B.162 # Book of Quotations 12. the ocean does not become dirty.G.S. namely not to follow if but to amend it. There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise. Mill 20.Socrates 15. Humanity is an ocean.Sydney Harris 18. It’s casier to understand human nature by bearing in mind that almost everybody thinks he’s an exception to most rules. Shaw .J. if a few drops of the ocean are dirty. .John Keats 19. There is nothing that can be changed more completely than human nature when the job is taken in hand early enough.George Orwell 13. I am not an Athenian. One touch of nature makes the whole world ken. .Francis Bacon 17. A person who is going to commit an inhuman act invariably excuses himself by saying.Mahatma Gandhi 14. You must not lost faith in humanity. ‘I’ am only human. after all. . The duty of man is the same in respect of his own nature as in respect of the nature of all other things.
. . without being seen. If thou would not down thyself. . 5.Rig Veda 169. . nor does it mean a low opinion of your own gifts.La Rochefoucauld It thou wishest to ride over the difficulties.John Ruskin Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people. 9.Mahatma Gandhi Many people want to be devout. the other is merely a witness. 8. One eats delicious fruits. sit on the tree of eternity.Kobir Pride changes angels into devils. 7. 6. .Anonymous We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.William Temple The landscape painter must walk in the field with a humble mind. One is God. Humility 1. One gets attached. . the other remains detached but governs. 3.Chrysostom I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility.Book of Quotations # 163 (C) Human Soul and God : 22. . Two everloving gold feathered birds.St. it tastes without tasting. to in for pride. 2. the other is human soul.R. humility makes man into angels. . . Tagore The hour of the greatest triumph is the hour of the greatest humility.N. . but no one wants to be humble. Humility is the root of all virtues. then humility is the way for thee. Augustine 4. . all sees all.
Pride ends in destruction.The Bible 11. W. . Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humour in the woman.Oscar Wilde 6. a little good humour.Lincoln Steffens 3.W.Washington Irving 10. . Good humaur is goodness and wisdom combined. . Good humour makes all things tolerable. a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him. Beecher 7. .W.Charles Gow 5. Thackeray 8. humility ends in honour. . and you don’t know how comfortable you can make yourself on this planet. Humour 1.Khalil Gibran 4. Humour is the salt of personality. The only thing worth having in an earthly existence is a sense of humour. Good humour is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. A little commonsense. to inferiors nobleness.Romain Gary 9. To be humble to the superiors is duty. W. A sense of humour is a sense of proportion. . . . a little tolerance.Benjamin Franklin 170. there is no humour in heaven. .H. Humour is an affirmation of dignity. . . The secret source of humour is not joy but sorrow. Somerset Maugham 11.164 # Book of Quotations 10. .Owen Meredith .Mark Twain 2. Honest humour is the oil and wine of a merry meeting. to equals courtesy. .
Is that I never yet had wife. . 5.Pope A wife who says she can read her husband like a book rarely does.Neal O’hara A man is in general better pleased when be has a good dinner upon table. The only comfort of my life. Husband and Wife Husband : 1. Wife : 6.Helen Rowland A woman must be a genius to create a good husband. 10.Honore de Balzac A good husband be deaf and good wife blind. after the nerve has been extracted. They look so thoroughly unhappy. . . 9. she goes over and over it. companions for middle age. What a pity it is that nobody knows how to manage a wife. . . . . 4. Instead of skipping what she doesn’t like. . but a bachelor. Wives are young men’s mistresses. 3. and old men’s nurses.French Proverb He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows. than when his wife talks Greek.Samuel Johnson 7. 8.Thomas Fuller One can always recognize women who trust their husbands.Book of Quotations # 165 171. . A wife is the peculiar gift of Heaven. .Oscar Wilde 2.Francis Bacon All other goods by Fortune’s hand are given. A husband is what is left of a lover.Herrick . .George Colman 11.
3.La Rochefoucauld With one hand he put A penny in the urn of poverty. Look like the time. ..166 # Book of Quotations 12.Syrus 4. producing holy witness.William Hazlitt A man is at his worst when he pretends to be good. . 5. But be the serpent under’t. . look like innocent flower. I will speak to him fair and trust him not. The wife is the source of salvation. ✤✤✤ . 6. . When a wife sins the husband is never innocent. 7. . ... Is like a villian with a smiling cheek.Shakespeare : Macbeth He that speaketh me fair and loves me not. Hypocrisy 1. what a goodly outside falsehood hath! . .Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice To beguile the time. 2.Italian Proverb 172.Mahabharata 13.Samuel Johnson Hypocrisy is the homage. .John Ray The only vice which can not be forgiven is hypocrisy.Robert Pollock The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. A goodly apple rotten at the heart: O. . And with the other took a shilling out. An evil soul. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.. . which vice pays to virtue. . 8.. No man is hypocrite in his pleasures..
Book of Quotations # 167 I 173.M.John F. .Mark Van Doren To die for an idea : it is unquestionably noble. 8. Ideas should be received like guests – in a friendly way. 6. for one of them may be the king. 5. . . . it becomes transformed by thought. but how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true.W.Victor Hugo Bring ideas in and entertain them royally. . . or they are no better than dreams. Thoughts are mightier than armies. 7.Alberto Moravia 2. An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. As soon as you elaborate it. Paxton Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men. Kennedy 3. but an idea lives on. Ideas 1.Anon. .Emerson No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. . 9. nations may rise and fall.Pablo Picasso Ideas go booming through the world lounder than canon. 4. . but with the reservation that they are not to tyrannies their host. Ideas have endurance without death. .Elbert Hubbard A man may die. An idea is a point of departure and no more.
idealists are apt to walk straight into the gutter.Gandhi (Mahatma) 2. An idealist is one who helps other people to be prosperous. .five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives. It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.Anatole France 174.L. Everybody lives and acts partly according to his own.Oliver Wendell Holmes 13.Henry Ford An idealist is one who. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you’re working on. I am the poet. . stretched by a new idea. . Keynes 14. The ideas gained by men before they are twenty. Man’s mind.John M. he becomes irresistible. partly according to other people’s ideas. concludes that it will also make better soup.Thomas Edison 12. Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully.R. Idealist 1.N. Mencken When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers. . . Ideas shape the course of history. .168 # Book of Quotations 10. .William James 15. .Leo Talstoy 11. on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage. . .H. Timid thoughts.P. 3. never goes back to its original dimensions. 4. Tagore 16. . do not be afraid of me.L. Smith When a man works for an ideal. .
4. than any sort of employment whatsoever.Samuel Johnson Idleness is the parent of all psychology. which is the wellspring and root of all nice.Old Testament Perhaps man is the only being that can properly be called idle. And died with nothing done. . . and be wise.F. consider her ways.Thomas Bacon Idleness is the holiday of fools. He is not only idle who does nothing.Edmund Burke 2.J. . 6. . .Chesterfield Too much idleness. Absence of occupation is not rest. 7. .do. fills up a man’s time much more completely. . I have observed.William Cowper 12. 9. 8.Book of Quotations # 169 175. 3. than through age. Idleness 1.Socrates . . . 10. . He basked beneath the sun. . Albery Their only labour was to kill time. We grow older more through indolence.Nathiel Howe Idleness. He slept beneath the moon.Thomson Go to the ant. thou sluggard. He lived a life of going to. A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed. . and leave him less his own master.Christina of Sweden 11. 5. Nietzsche To do nothing is the way to be nothing. but he is idle who might be better employed.W.
S. Those who sit idly in the expectation for god’s help are great fools.Samuel Butler There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance.Prove 176. 7.J. .W. .Swami Dayanand 14. . . . Alcott I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know. .Gray If ignorance is bliss. . 4.Cicero Where ignorance is bliss. 8. pride and arrogance.Confucious The truest characters of ignorance are vanity. 3. 6.170 # Book of Quotations 13.B. Emerson 2. An idle mind is devil’s workshop.W. a night without moon or star. why aren’t there more happy people? . . White Ignorance is degrading only when found in company with riches. . .Schopenhauer Ignorance is the night of the mind.R. Ignorance 1. 5.A. . 9. To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant. ‘Tis folly to be wise. Goethe There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.
. There is no darkness but ignorance. but for existence itself.Oscar Wilde 17. That man must be tremendously ignorant who answers every question that is put to him.F.Anatole France 13. The lunatic. . .Hillaire Belloc 14. Imagination 1. 3. Ignorance is the mother of research. . .worships. .Napoleon 2. If we knew all. are the fruits of ignorance. Voltaire 11. like bread and butter.Anonymous 15. . .Albert Einstein : On Science The human race is governed by its imagination. and the poet Are of imagination all compact.Book of Quotations # 171 10. we could not endure life for an hour. One of the best and fastest way of acquiring knowledge is to insist on remaining ignorant about things that aren’t worth knowing. the lover. .Shakespeare 177. . . all our visions of fortune.Shakespeare : A Midsummer Night’s Dream Imagination is more important than knowledge. . Ignorance and error are necessary to life.Anatole France 12. all our hero. all our dreams of coming peace.M. I do not say for happiness. Ignorance is the condition necessary.Sydney Harris 16. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit. touch it and the bloom is gone. All our loves.
.R. Sun may rise and set.172 # Book of Quotations 4.Joubert If you can observe yourself.B.P. 4. 6. we. then you can allow your imagination complete freedom. . it exists only in our imagination just as we imagine the existence of a snake in the rope.C. The great instrument of moral good is the imagination. . 3. 8. Immortality 1. . 178. .Anonymous This world has no separate existence. when our short day has closed. . 5. must sleep on during one perpetual night.Samuel Johnson 179. 9. Imitation 1.C. Imitation is the sincerest (form) of flattery.Voltaire No man ever yet became great by imitation.Austin Dobson We imitate only what we believe and admire. Shelley Imagination is eye of the soul. . . . 5. Tagore 7.Willmot A good imitation is the most perfect originality. 2. .N. .Raineesh Don’t give so much rein to your imagination – it does no good and only wastes your time.Catullus . Colton And the man who plants cabbages imitates too ! .Lord Shri Rama He who has imagination without learning has wings but not feet.
5.Arthur Schopenhauer Immortality is when man dies but his word live on in man. No one could ever meet death for his country without the hope of immortality. . 9. .Samuel Butler 3. the plainer. There is no death! The stars go down to rise upon some fairer shore.Lytton There is no birth. there is no death.G. 6. And all that life is love. . I hear around me the immortal symphonies of the world which invite me. 8.J. Unmeasured by the flight of years. .R. It is marvellous. From darkness lead me to light. Ingersoll What is human is immortal. 7. 10.Viclor Hugo Our hope of immortality does not come from any religion. . Beyond the vale of tears There is a life above. .Bulwer .John Keats 11. .James Montgomery . .Book of Quotations # 173 2. From death lead me to immortality. but nearly all religions come from that hope. yet simple. McCreery The nearer I approach the end. there is only the spirit seeking revolution in higher stages of life. .L. .Upanishad To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of great mistake. 4.Sarojini Naidu From the unreal lead me too real.
2. ‘Impossible’! That is not good French. 2. 181. The first of earthly blessings. . . 6.Edward Gibbon If you want to get rich I’ll tell you what to do : Never sit down with a tear or a frown And paddle your own canoe.Anon. We obtain the possible.Napoleon Bonaparte To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so. .Ibsen He travels the fastest who travels alone. . There ways that lead to everything and we had sufficient will. .Anonymous 3.Samuel Johnson Nothing is impossible. .George Santayana Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. we should have sufficient means. . Independence 1. . .174 # Book of Quotations 180.Italin Proverb 3. . independence. 4. 4. the impossible is that which takes a little longer. . Impossible 1. The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. 5.La Rochefoucauld By asking for the impossible. it is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.Scott The difficult is that which can be done immediately.
And guess what they have planned for you ? Not much. Kempis If you don’t design your own life plan. Whose armour is his honest thought. Every individual has a place to fill in the world. 5. . chances are that you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. . than to be crowded on a velvet cushion.Jim Rohn Do not go where the path may lead. And simple truth his utmost skill. .Sir Henry Wotton 6. It is no bread and butter of mine : Every man for himself and God for us all. . go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. 182. Individuality 1. .R. 7.Cervantes It is better to rule in hell than to serve in heaven. 3.W. 8. 6. . .Michel de Montaign 2.Anonymous How happy is he born and taught.Heury David Thoreau I never thrust my nose into other men’s porridge. . and is important in some respect.Thomas A. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself. whether he chooses to be so or not. how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking? .Swami Dayanand If you cannot mould yourself as you would wish. .Hawthorne Individuality is the basis of distinction. 4. Emerson The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.Book of Quotations # 175 5. . That serveth not another's will.
St. Evremond One’s over haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude. . because there is much less generosity than we imagine. and to believe in your own individuality. . . and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. 4. he will not bite you. Whatever moves in the moving world is enveloped by God. 9.Frederic Amiel 8.Shakespeare : King Lear Ingratitude. Enjoy the good things of life as gifts of God and covet not what belongs to another. 5.176 # Book of Quotations 7. 3. 183.La Rochefoucauld If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous. Thou art not so unkind As man’s ingratitude. .Nehru Learn to limit yourself. . Ingratitude 1. .Shakespeare : Julius Caesar 2. that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. . There is much ingratitude than we think. thou winter wind. and some definite work. then results are achieved. more strong than traitors’ arms.Mark Twain Blow. dare to be what you are. . .Shakespeare : As you Like It How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is To have a thankless child ! . 6. blow.Yajurveda When individual interests become allied with public interests. to content yourself with some definite things.
Plato The seed ye sow. The wealth ye find.W. Landor A kingdom founded on injustice never last. 7.Luis de Ulloa Delay in justice is injustice. . another bears. 4.Ingersole A drop of ink may make a million think.Ovid 2.Anatole France Inspiration and genius– one and the same.S. 5. 185.L.Byron No great thing is accomplished without some injustice being done. To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it. . . . . .A. 3. Inspiration and motivation Inspiration : 1. . A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he talks about himself. Injustice 1. it is a holy rapture. . The robe ye weave.Shelley There is but one blasphemy and that is injustice. another reaps.Brendan Behan The glow of inspiration warms us. 2. another wears. another keeps. . Seneca 3. . The arms ye forge. 6. 4. .Book of Quotations # 177 184. they demand immediate marriage to action. .Victor Hugo Inspiration never go in for long engagements.
Whatever has to be done. loss weight. 186. It’s the principle’. ELIOT : The Hollow Men .T. And then.Anonymous 8. Cicero There is a deity within us who breathes that divine fire by which we are animated. Just do it. Maxwell When someone says. 6. S. . it’s always your choice. it’s the money ! . . or motivate yourself. Exercise. 9.John C. Alas! Our dried voices.M. Forget motivation. We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw.T. Do it without motivation. Intellect (ual) 1.Ovid Motivation : 7. that’s when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it. when We whisper together Are quite and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats’ feet over broken glass In our dry cellar. ‘it’s not the money.Wayne Dyer The whole idea of motivation is a trap. . No one was great without a touch of divine inspiration. guess what? After you start doing the thing. . test your blood sugar.178 # Book of Quotations 5. Be miserable. . or whatever.
. . .Max Born The voice of the intellect is a soft one.Yajur Veda Our intellect is so made that it demands order and regularity in things.Arthur Schopenhauer 12.Sigmund Freud All awakening in the world is only the manifestation of your supreme intellectual power.S. reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless. 8. is a very considerable one. Lowell An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. The intellect has only one failing. . but it does not rest till it has gained a hearing. . The human intellect delights in inventing specious arguments in order to support injustice itself. Intellect is invisible to the man who has none. . Eisenhower Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible. which to be sure.Albert Camus An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than se knows. .R.Rig Veda 3.Book of Quotations # 179 2. 9. 4. . Even the possible can be senseless. It is only intellect that keeps me sane.J.Bertrand Russell 11. 5. It has no conscience.Dwight D. It resents accident and disorder. .Mahatma Gandhi . 7. perhaps this makes me over value intellect against feelings. 10. . . 6. Radhakirshnan Give prominence to intellect over emotions.
J. there are only uninterested people. He held in spite of all his learning. 189. and gets less. .G.La Rochefoucauld 2. . Intolerance 1. .K. . 4. . And when religious sects ran mad. It will not be improved by burning. God hath made man upright. so rallies so often.W.M. 3.R. .180 # Book of Quotations 187. The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it. 188. Beecher It were better to be of no church. . Interest 1.Giacomo Leopardi 2.William Penn No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life.H.Sir William Osler There are no uninteresting things. 5. than intolerance. Chesterton The virtue and vices are all put in motion by interest. That if a man’s belief is bad.Old Testament . . Lowell Nothing dies so hard. than to be bitter for any. Praed The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers and dreads nothing so much as their charity and patience.W. but they have sought out many inventions. Invention 1. . as intolerance. 3.
and a machine is but a complex toll. .Book of Quotations # 181 2. it seems strange that the world contains so many people in desperate circumstances. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the wellbeing of mankind.Francis Bacon It has been said that necessity as the mother of invention.William Feather Nature has never invented a wheel. If true.Henry Ward Beecher Civil reformation seldom is carried on without violence and confusion. whilst inventions are a blessing and a benefit without injuring or afflicting any. 4. I rather suspect that relaxation is the mother of invention.Sir Charles Sherrington 3. . . . 5. A tool is but the extension of a man’s hand. ✤✤✤ .
191.Shelley Joy comes. For heaven doth so allot it. A jest’s prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it. we know not how. . You find you haven’t got it.N.R. That when you get an easy thing. never in the tongue Of him that makes it. . . 4. Lowell 3.J. Tagore 2. . .R. but thou may’st a friend into an enemy.Byron All human joys are swift of wing. .B.Gabriel Harvey Thou can’t joke an enemy into a friend. .R. 3.Eugene Field I have drunken deep of joy. . . There’s not a joy the world can give like that it takes away.Gabrial Harvey People resent a joke if there’s some truth in it.Benjamin Franklin It is better to lose a new jest than an old friend. 4. Joy 1. 5. Jest 1. 2. And I will taste no other wine tonight. 6. . grief goes. Sheridan : Speech Play with me and hurt me not.Shakespeare : Love’s Labour’s Lost The right honourable gentleman is indebted to his memory for the jests and to his imagination for his facts. .182 # Book of Quotations J 190. Jest with me and shame me not.
more reverend than plausible. . 8. are silent. Wordsworth Great joys. . Tagore 12. . and more advised than confident. . find joy in the eternal.R. 9.Book of Quotations # 183 5. Behold the universe in the glory of God. . Judge 1. and all that lives and moves on earth. rejoice in the rejoicing of others and know that you include the world as joy in the depth of your sleep. Leaving the transient.Roman legal maxim Judges ought to be more learned than witty. should But judge you as you are ? . like griefs. .Raja Rao 6. Marmian You stand in spiritual bliss in a dumb joy. 2. One cannot recognise a joy if one has never tasted sorrow.Shakespeare : Measure for Measure 3. .Bacon How would you be.N.Isa Upanishad 11. . If He.S. When the guilty is acquitted. I found more joy in sorrow Than you could find in joy.Rig Veda Rejoice. the judge is condemned. . Everything else can be kept tied except joy. . . Above all things integrity is their portion and proper virtue. 10.Sara Teasdale We wear a face of joy.Lord Shri Krishna 192. because We have been glad of yore. 7. which is the top of judgement.W.
8. Take each man’s censure. yet each believes his own. 6. it is knowing how to apply knowledge of them. 5.Lord Mansfield One cool judgement is worth a thousand hasty councils. . degrees or diplomas. but few thy voice.Woodrow Wilson One man’s word is no man’s word. .Shakespeare : Hamlet 2.Pope : The Rape of the Lock Be your own judge and you will be happy.Charles Gow Judgment is forced on us by experience.Elbert Hubbard O judgment ! thou art fled to brutish beasts. your reasons are sure to be wrong. . The thing to do is to supply light and not heat. And wretches hang that jurymen may dine.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar ‘Tis with our judgements as our watches. never your reason. Judgement 1. 6. 5.Johnson God will not look you over for medals.Alexander Pope Give your decision.Patrick Henry 193.Goethe Give every man thine ear. we should quietly hear both sides. but reserve thy judgment. . . . your decisions may be right. . 7. And men have lost their reason. 9. . And hungry judges soon the sentence sign. but for scars. 4.Mahatma Gandhi I know of no way of judging the future but by the past. . none Go just alike. Judgment is not the knowledge of fundamental laws. . . . 3. .184 # Book of Quotations 4.
And so much bad in the best of us. . . If you judge people. 3. Just and justice 1.Anonymous 11. . . though the heavens fall. Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in their dust.Mother Teresa 194. .Lord Mansfield Justice is truth in action. 5. .Book of Quotations # 185 10. .James Shirley Be just before you are generous. 9. . you have no time to love them.Euripides 12. There is so much good in the worst of us. .Gregory VII The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government. That it hardly becomes any of us To talk about the rest of us. 7. therefore I die in exile. .Sir Roger L’ Estrange Let justice be done. 4. 8. .Proverb Live and let live is the rule of common justice. .Benjamin Disraeli There is no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice.Addison : The Guardian I have loved justice and hated iniquity. Judge a tree from its fruit : not from the leaves.George Washington The love of justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering injustice.La Rochefoucauld 2. 6. .
186 # Book of Quotations 10. . lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.M. The fundamentals of justice are that no one shall suffer wrong and that the public good be served.M. Justice discards party. Justice without generosity may easily become Shylock’s justice.Arnold Bennett 19. . Gandhi (Mahatma) 14. . Exact justice is commonly more merciful in the long run than pity. Justice without force is powerless.T. Voltaire 16. The price of justice is eternal publicity.Landor 18. but sure. God’s mill grinds slow.R. . Lowell 13. Cicero 15. Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society. friendship and kindred and is therefore represented as blind.George Herbert ✤✤✤ . .K.Edmund Burke 17. under any circumstance.M. . . for it tends to foster in man those stronger qualities which make them good citizens. and any departure from it. .F.Joseph Addison 12. all party. force without justice is tyrannical. The sentiment of justice is so natural and universally accepted by all mankind that it seems to be independent of all law. all religion. . Delay in justice is injustice.J.Blaise Pascal 11. .
.. Be the living expression of God’s kindness : kindness in your face. Help to make earth happy like the heaven above. 7.. ... Guest Yet do I bear thy nature....... 6....William Arthur Ward Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land .. and forgave the theft.. . Carney : Little Things Kindness is that brings forth kindness always. little grains of sand. .. . Let me be a little blinder To the faults of those around me.Sophocles Let me be a little kinder..... .. kindness in your smile... kindness in your eyes. Browning Little drops of water..... It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way... little words of love... and the blind can read..Mother Teresa 2. ‘Twas a thief said the last kind word to Christ : Christ took the kindness....Julia A....Shakespeare : Macbeth Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear. ......Mark Twain A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.. .. 3. ..... 4. Little deeds of kindness.Book of Quotations # 187 K 195.. 5. Kind (ness) 1........ 8. ..R... F...Edgar A.
14. It disagrees with very proud stomachs. To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.Shakespeare Kind hearts are more than coronets. 3. . 15. 17. Simmons Kindness nobler ever than revenge.Adam L. at least it benefits the bestower.Lord Tennyson Life is mostly froth and bubble. Every king springs from a race of slaves and every slave had kings among his ancestors. making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.Washington Irving Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.J. 11.Henry Ford The right divine of kings to govern wrong.188 # Book of Quotations 9. 10. . . .W.Plato Happy the kings whose thrones are founded on the people’s hearts.Samuel Johnson One can always be kind to people. Gordon Kindness is very indigestible. 12. . one cares nothing about. Courage in our own. Goethe Kindness is never wasted. . . King 1. .Thackeray 196. Two things stand like stone – Kindness in another’s trouble.S.H. .Pope 2. . . . 13.Oscar Wilde A kind heart is a fountain of gladness. 16. . If it had no effect on the recipient.
Shakespeare : King Lear 6.Madison Julius Cawein 3.Shelley An old Spanish saying is that a kiss without a moustache is like an egg without salt. I suffer them no more. . ’tis a secret Told to the mouth instead of to the ear. Will she kiss me tomorrow ? Let it be as it may. . Kiss 1. The mother’s kiss first ! . . 9. 5. every inch a king. . 197.Book of Quotations # 189 4. 5. when all is said. Rose kissed me today.Anonymous God said. 4. 2.Edmund Rostand Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips. Long Live the King! . “I am tired of kings. 8. what is it ? … a rosy dot Placed on the ‘I’ in loving.French form of Proclamation of a new king Ay. . .Edmund Burke Better is a poor and wise child. than an old and foolish king.Emerson The king is dead.Blackstone Kings will be tyrants from policy. Up to my ear the morning brings The outrage of the poor.” . 7. . when subjects are rebels from principle.Austin Dobson A kiss. That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English Constitution. . .Anonymous Rose kissed me today.
Ben Jonson 12. but the worst are those who laugh. some call for the police. . long kiss. these are love’s pretty ingredients for a kiss. Leave a kiss but in the cup. And the moonbeams kiss the sea : What is all this sweet work worth.N. . Four sweet lips.Swift 8. Stolen kisses are always sweetest. and love.Shelley : Love’s Philosophy .190 # Book of Quotations 6. . two pure souls and one undying affection. some swear. Dear as remembered kisses after death.Leigh Hunt A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. . 9. .Anon 14. See the mountains kiss high Heaven. If thou kiss not me ? . a kiss of youth. Bovee 15.C. . but to a man it is the beginning of the end. Some women blush when they are kissed. . . 10. And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feign’d On lips that are for others. A long.flower would be forgiven If it disdained its brother.Helen Rowland Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.Lord Byron 11. And the sunlight clasps the earth. . No sister. some bite. And the waves clasp one another. And I’ll not look for wine.Ingrid Bergman To a woman the first kiss is just the end of the beginning. 7.Tennyson 13.
.Book of Quotations # 191 198. Clark I have studied now Philosophy And Jurisprudence. .J.Socrates 11. . To know one’s ignorance is the best part of knowledge. Palmer Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.Khalil Gibran All I know is what I read in the newspaper. 8.Lao. 9.Nietzsche A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. 6. .W. I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. . .Goethe With knowledge doubt increases. alas.Tse . . Knowledge and wisdom (A) Knowledge : 1.M. 10. 7. with all my lore I stand no wiser than before. Theology From end to end with labour keen. 5.Hobbes Action is power and its highest manifestation is when it is directed by knowledge.Emerson Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns. . 4.Will Rogers 3. Knowledge is power. poor fool. . Medicine And even.T. . 2. And here. .Goethe Better know nothing than half know many things.
Panchatantra 22. Knowledge can not spring up by any other means.192 # Book of Quotations 12. It is knowledge that ultimately gives salvation. . . . When the mind becomes purified like a mirror. And seeing ignorance is the curse of God.Samuel Johnson 14. just as the perception of things is impossible without light.Shakespeare : Henry VI 19. The way of knowledge is superior to the way of action.Anonymous 20. . . than enquiry. . or we know where we can find information upon it. you will get as much as you can assimilate.Mahatma Gandhi 18. . . Knowledge is like a deep well fed by perennial springs. and your mind is the little bucket that you drop into it. that is true knowledge.Mahabharata . Strange how much you’ve got to know Before you know how little you know. Learn from any who is wise.Sankaracharya 17. .Sankaracharya 15. .Thoreau (Quoting Confucius) 13. We know a subject ourselves. To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. To know that we know what we know.Lala Har Dayal 21. though a boy. and that we do not know what we do not know. Care should therefore be taken to purify the mind. knowledge is revealed in it. Knowledge is of two kinds. .Disraeli 16.
but wisdom lingers.times no connexion. .Winston Churchill 25.John Milton 26. . Knowledge and wisdom. Be wiser than other people. Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. replete with thoughts of other men. .tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time. Nine . Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. To know That which before us lies in daily life. Is the prime wisdom. Knowledge is not something to be packed away in some corner of our brain. but do not tell them so.S. Have oft. . let others light their candles with it. if you can.Benjamin Franklin 30.Tennyson 29. . The doors of wisdom are never shut. The first and wisest of them all professed. Know thyself. . .Theodore Roosevelt (Speech. 1917) 31.Book of Quotations # 193 23. . In heads. Radhakrishnan 24. If you have knowledge. knowledge dwells.William Cowper 32.Socrates (B) Wisdom : 27.Earl of Chesterfield . Knowledge comes. that he nothing knew. . To know this only. far from being on. Knowledge is proud he has learned so much.Milton : Paradise Lost 28. . what is more is fume.
True wisdom of a spiritual kind is freedom from self esteem. Wisdom is only found in truth. A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Those who wish to appear wise among fools.Michel De Montaigne 36. . among the wise seem foolish. hypocrisy and injury to others.William Camden 35. is not susceptible of proof.Oliver Wendell Holmes 44. Wisdom can not be pass’d from one having it to another not having it. .Goethe 37. Our wisdom comes from our experience. Wisdom is of the soul. .Francis Bacon . .Cato 39.194 # Book of Quotations 33.Homer 38. is its own proof.Quintillian 34. . Wisdom is not finally tested by the schools. . A wise man sees as much as he ought. not as much as he can. and our experience comes from our foolishness. In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare! . It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. Penny wise and pound foolish. . . .Old Testament 41. Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.Sacha Guttry 40. The price of wisdom is above rubies. .Lord Shri Krishna 43. .Walt Whitman 42.
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. All human wisdom is summed up in two words. . .B.Plato 48.wait and hope.Samuel Taylor Coleridge 47. not to their experience. .G. the principle of subduing desires and living moderately. the principle of not fleeing danger. but meeting it.St. Perfect wisdom has four partsWisdom. the principle of doing things equally in public and private. . Augustine 50. Neither your wisdom be with pride. The most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness. Fortitude.Alexandre Dumas (French Writer. Justice. nor your humility without wisdom. Temperance.Montaigne 49.Book of Quotations # 195 45. . . Shaw 46. 1802-70) ✤✤✤ . Men are wise in proportion. the principle doing things a right. but to their capacity for experience.
Labour 1. 9.Homer .John Ruskin With the idea that labour is the basis of progress goes the thought that labour must be free.196 # Book of Quotations L 199.Prophet Muhammad 5. . . 3.R. that the world owes every man opportunity to make a living. Jr. 8.Anonymous I believe in the dignity of labour. . Labour conquers everything. .Shelley Labour was the first price. . 4.Virgil Labour is the source of all wealth and all culture.G. 6. 2.John D. Toil is the lot of all. and the two cannot be separated with impunity.F. . Lassalle There is no real wealth but the labour of man. and better woe The fate of many. . Rockefeller. .Adam Smith : Wealth of Nations The labour of a human being is not a commodity or article of commerce. Ingersoll Give the labourer his wage before his perspiration be dry. and only by thought that labour can be made happy. . 7. whether with head or hand. . It is only by labour that thought can be made healthy. 10. the original purchase money that was paid for all things.
.Noah Webster Language is not only the vehicle of thought.’ . . Muner I can not learn languages. . Language is a city to building of which every human being brought a stone. Every man is dishonest who lives upon the unpaid labour of others.Anonymous 14. . as well as the faculty of speech. as the public stamp makes the current money. Emerson Language. 3. Language 1.Book of Quotations # 197 11. . . it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking. Davy Custom is the most certain mistress of language. Honest labour bears a lovely face.W.G.Thomas Dekkar 200. .R. 5.R. .maker is breaking stones. Shaw 2.Booker T. was the immediate gift of God. 6.E.B.Sir H. No race can prosper ‘till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling the field as in writing a poem. men of ordinary capacity can learn Sanskrit in less time than it takes me to buy a German dictionary. L. He is with them in sun and shower. . no matter if he occupies a throne. 4. Tagore 13. He (God) is there where the tiller is tilling the hard ground and the path. Washington 12.N.Ben Johnson The language of the individual is one of the qualities by which he is judged. .
14. . 13. it gives to it both feeling and truth. needs.Samuel Johnson Music is the universal language. joys.Otto Jespersen The individual’s whole experience is built upon the plan of his language. Tagore Language is not an abstract construction of the learned. . but is something arising out of the work. ties.Hippocrates The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it.198 # Book of Quotations 7. . . Rousseau Languages are the pedigrees of nations. close to the ground. . or in other words. 8. . 201. Laugh. tastes.R. affections. 12. ‘Tis that I may not weep.John Wilson The chief virtue that language can have is clearness. If I laugh at any mortal thing. 9.Thomas Fuller A languages is not an umbrella or an overcoat that can be borrowed by unconscious or deliberate mistake.Anonymous 11. it is like living skin itself.Walt Whitman The language ranks highest which goes farthest in the art of accomplishing much with little means. . . and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words. Laughter 1. 10. . .J. 15. and has its bases broad and low.N.Byron . which is able to express the greatest amount of meaning with the simplest mechanism. of long generations of humanity. Accent is the soul of language. or of dictionary makers.J.
R. and showing it principally in one spot. 7.Thackeray 4. Weep. Laugh and grow fat. . .George Herbert He laughs best who laughs last. . 10.Howe But let me laugh a while.Josh Billings 11.N.Proverb If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble. . The burden of self is lightened when I laugh at myself. 9. . Goethe 13. He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much the master of the world as he who is ready to die. . .Giacomo Leopardi 12. .Book of Quotations # 199 2.J. . you won’t have anything to laugh at when you grow old. .W.Terry Cohen Laugh. and the world laughs with you. Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over. For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth. 3. the witty man laughs last.John Keats Laugh not too much.Proverb He who laughs last is usually the last to get the joke. But has trouble enough of its own. .Ella Wheeler Wilcox : Solitude (1883) A good laugh is sunshine in a house. . Men show their character in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable. Tagore . 8. I’ve mickle time to grieve. 5. 6. and you weep alone.
He who laughs most.John Cleese 17. Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. If you can find humour in anything– even poverty– you can survive it. On this hapless earth There’s small sincerity of mirth. I want to laugh at the hour of death To welcome the day. .Victor Hugo 23. You can turn painful situations around through laughter. to feel afresh.Hartley Coleridge 20.Charlie Chaplin 18.Shelley 21. . Laughter is the tonic. the surcease for pain. . . . . : Poems 16.R. . To provoke laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.Victor Borge 22. Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.Samuel Johnson .La Bruyere 15. the relief.Balzac 24. . but they have always laughed the same way.A. We must laugh before we are happy for fear of dying without laughing at all. .Bill Cosby 19. . And laughter oft is but an art To drown the outery of the heart. Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught.R.200 # Book of Quotations 14. . learns best. Men have been wise in very different modes.
. Gilbert Law has certain lawful fictions upon which it groundeth the truth of justice. Colton The execution of the laws is more important than the making of them. 8. .Michel De Montaigne Law and equity are two things which God hath joined. 4. embody the law. too severe. . 3.Jefferson It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins. 7. . Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter.William Pitt Law too gentle are seldom obeyed. but which man hath put as under. . . there tyranny begins. but laughter takes some learning. It has no kind of fault or flaw.Franklin The English laws punish vice.Max Pallenberg 202. the Chinese laws do more. The Law is the true embodiment Of everything that’s excellent. seldom executed. thy reward virtue. 6. . . And I. 5.C. .Goldsmith 2.W.S. Law and lawyer (A) Law : 1. .C. Man knows how to cry from birth.Nietzsche 26.Arthur (Bugs) Baer Where law ends. my Lords.Book of Quotations # 201 25. .
Paper napkins never return from a laundry. The greater the number of statutes.Lao . Ignorance of the law excuses no man. laws are useless.K. I never was ruined but twice.John Barrymore 15. . When men are corrupt. it must grow with it. L. laws are broken. .Mahatma Gandhi . When men are pure.Samuel Butler 13.Francis Bacon 14. and as knowledge grows.Robert Burton 11. holds a wolf by the ears.Benjamin Disraeli (B) Lawyer : 19.Goldsmith 10.J. . . . In law nothing is certain but the expenses. .once when I gained a law.Tse 17. and rich men rule the law. He that goes to law. . . No law can be an “unchangeable law”. and once when I lost one. We get good people to restrain bad laws.G. . the greater the number of thieves and brigades. We do not get good laws to restrain bad people.202 # Book of Quotations 9. . nor love from a trip to the law courts. It must be based on knowledge. .John Selden 12. Nehru 18. A true lawyer is one who places truth and service in the first place and the emoluments of the profession in the next place only.suit. Laws grind the poor. Chesterton 16.
A lawyer is a learned gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it himself. Necessity has no law. . Glasaw A strong leader knows if he develops his associates.La Rochefoucauld 204. . Lazy persons are always wanting to do something.Book of Quotations # 203 20. Lincoln 2. . Whether you’re an honest man or whether you a thief Depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.Henry Brougham 25. .Marquis De Vauvenargues It looks as though the devil has deliberately put laziness on the frontiers of many a virtue.breakers. The true function of the lawyer is to unite parties driven as under.W.makers should not be law. . . Gilbert 24.English Proverb 22. . Laziness 1. 2. I will build a car for the great multitude…so low in price that no man will be unable to own one.S. . . Law.James F.Benjamin Franklin 23. A lawyer’s opinion is worth nothing. . unless paid for. I know some attorneys of the same. . he will be stronger. 3.Mahatma Gandhi 21.Arnold H. Leader and leadership 1. . Lazy.Henry Ford There are two kinds of leaders– those interested in the flock and those interested in the fleece.Proverb 203.
follow. 9. spirit. or get out of way ! .204 # Book of Quotations 4.Eisenhower 12. A good leader sets the example and can appeal to the emotions. goes the way and shows the way. Glasaw . 8. .Jim Rohn 13. . all we have to do is make sure we don’t put psychotics in high places and we’ve got the problem solved. Maxwell 6. . Leadership is the art of getting some one else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it.Anonymous It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are.R.John C.Margaret Thatcher Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. but far enough ahead to motivate them. 5. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. In this sense leadership is the projection of the leader’s personality. . . That way.John C. . Maxwell Lead. in fact. conscious of his men as well as to their intellect.Thomas Wolfe Leaders must be close enough to relate to others.Anonymous 11. . Jarvik A leader is one who knows the way. 10. . 7.Arnold H. mad. . You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Samuel Johnson Leisure is what you make it. full of care. leisure determines the man. The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure. 2. It may be your greatest blessing or your greatest curse. the job determined the worker.Comte De Mirabeau 3. . Davies Leisure is the time for doing something useful. . .W.Thomas Hobbes An intellectual improvements arise from leisure. Pitkin Leisure is the most challenging responsibility a man can be offered. 4. . and its quality determines you.The Bible . Leisure with dignity. .Bertrand Russell 11. .Dr. Leisure 1. . . 7. 6. In the new. The thing that I should wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security. William Russell I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world.Dr. . Howe The goal of war is peace and of business leisure. 5. 10. In the old era. . You determine its quality.H. 8.Walter B.Cicero A poor life this if. . 9. N.Aristotle Leisure is the mother of philosophy.Book of Quotations # 205 205. We have no time to stand and stare.
5. if you refuse it. and he who invests money in the business of a poor man is the most worthy of all. . . Lending 1. lend him money.D. . an open one. . than lend a half. Thovean 206. The difference between existence and life is the intelligent use of leisure. machine.19th Century Proverb 15.H.Talmud 2. .H. . 3. .M. never give to anyone.F. . Spurgeon If you lend money. . 14.C. . 6. Very often he that his money lends Loses both his gold and his friends. 7. Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.Anonymous He who lends without interest is more worthy than he who gives charity. A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man’s life as in a book.Anon.Benjamin Disraeli 13. gun. 4. .Benjamin Franklin Better give a shilling.James Howall Lady.Shakespeare If you would lose a troublesome visitor.crown. The busiest men have the most leisure.206 # Book of Quotations 12. . you make a secret foe. Voltaire Neither a borrower nor a lender be : For loan loses both itself and friend.
and second. liberty is to the soul of man.G. . Beecher Telling lies is a fault in a boy. 4. The tree of liberty grows only when watered by the blood of tyrants. . 3. an art in a lover. A liar needs a good memory. to make the lie good for anything. . 7. an accomplishment in a bachelor.Book of Quotations # 207 207. Made way for liberty. gave us liberty at the same time. . .Quintilian This is the punishment of a liar : He is not believed even when he speaks the truth.Babylonian Talmud A liar is a man who does not know how to deceive.Thomas Fuller Even a liar tells 100 truths to one lie.James Montgomery 2. . Liberty 1.Vauvenargues ‘They say so’ is half a lie. . . 5. Liar 1.H. 4.W. and died. . Ingersoll The God who gave us life.R. 208.Bertrand Barere What light is to the eyes– what air is to the lungs– what love is to the heart.Thomas Jefferson “Make way for liberty!’’ he cried.Helen Rowland Great talkers are great liars. 6. 2. he has to. .nature in a married man.French Proverb 3. . .
when it begins to take root. . . . is a plant of rapid growth. Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others. . Life grows insipid and has lost its relish.Thomas Jefferson 12. .B.Bertrand Russell 16.Edmund Burke 15.David Lloyd George 14. to think. Where the Spirit of the Lord is. and too much brings chaos. to believe. . 7. too.William Allen White 11. .Wendell Phillips We would rather die on our feat than live on our knees. Liberty means responsibility. Liberty has restraints. . in order to be possessed.George Washington Give me the liberty to know.G. That is why most men dread it. there is liberty. . and to utter freely according to conscience. 6. Timid men prefer the calm of despotism. . Too little liberty brings stagnation. Liberty.John Milton 9. When liberty is gone.New Testament Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Liberty is a boisterous sea. Shaw 13.208 # Book of Quotations 5.Franklin D. 8. 10.Joseph Addison . above all other liberties. . . but no frontiers. Roosevelt Liberty. must be limited.
Library 1. Ask me no question. 210. . Stevenson Sin has many tools.R. . 3.Book of Quotations # 209 17. It is much better to confine to a few authors than to wander at random over many. 3. . .Oliver Goldsmith The cruellest lies are often told in silence. 2. Lie. Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood. . and I’ll tell you no fibs. Holmes One of the most startling differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. but a lie is the handle which fits them all. L.Mahatma Gandhi 209.O. . .W. 4. .Thomas Carlyle A man’s library consists of the good books he has that no one wants to borrow.Seneca 2.Colton Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the public library. they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters. The true University of these days is a collection of books. The only entrance requirement is interest.Lady Bird Johnson A large library is apt to distract rather than to instruct the learner. .Lord Halifax 20. Lying 1. When the people contend for their liberty. . .Mark Twain 4.
. There is no greater lie than a truth misunderstood. Better a lie that soothes.Samuel Butler 14. . Any fool can tell the truth. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him. beats all the lies you can invent. than a truth that hurts.Francis Bacon He that tells a lie to save his credit. The only form of lying that is absolutely beyond reproach is lying for its own sake.210 # Book of Quotations 5. He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. .Nietzsche 16. . Nature admits no lie.Sir Thomas Overbury He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes. for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one. 6.William Blake 12. . .Czech Proverb A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure.Thomas Carlyle 11. . A truth which is told with bad intent. wipes his mouth with his sleeves to spare his napkin.Alfred Tennyson 8.Samuel Butler 13. .William James . . 10. but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. 7. . .Oscar Wilde 15.Alexander Pope A lie which is half a truth is the blackest of lies. Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. 9. .
. will not to believe that others tell them. hard to part when friends are dear– Perhaps ‘t will cost a sigh. . 4. give little warning Choose thine own time. . The web of our life is of a mingled yarn good and ill together. he can not break the connection between words and things. We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves. . . Barbauld : Life 2.’’ . Say not “Good Night.morning. He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.Proverb 211. .Montaigne 20. and woman. Then steal away. A liar is worse than a thief. . . All the historical books which contain no lies are extremely tedius.’’ but in some brighter clime Bid me “Good . . it is a tale Told by an idiot. All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.Anonymous Life is but a walking shadow.John Masefield : The widow in the Bye Street Life! we’ve been long together Through pleasant and through cloudy weather.John Arbuthnot 18.Eric Hoffer 22.Anatole France 19. From old habit.Anonymous Life can be bitter to the very bone When one is poor.Book of Quotations # 211 17. Life 1. a tear.William Hazlitt 21. full of sound and fury signifying nothing. and alone. A person who does not tell lies. 3.Anna L. . ‘Tis.
: Poems 13. 9.212 # Book of Quotations 5. 29 (Dryden trans) 7. . Life is real ! Life is earnest ! And the grave is not its goal.John Payne The are not long.Arthur Schopenhauer .Horace : Odes. and happy he alone. A little heaping up of treasure. the weeping and the laughter Love and desire and hate : I think they have no portion in us after We pas the gate. . .R. He who can call to day his own. All things must end that have begun.W. .A.self. III.morrow’ do thy worst.Earnest Dowson Life is a jest. every going to rest and sleep a little death. Each day is a little life. 10. . and all things show it. for I have liv’d today. Then no more gazing upon the sun. Life is infinite Unlike the death. every fresh morning a little youth. . I thought so once.John Gay : My Own Epitaph Tomorrow will I live. a little pleasure. the fool does say : Today itself’s too late.Martial : Epigrams (Cowley trans) Happy the man. 6. but now I know it. 8.Yajur Veda 12.H. every waking and rising a little birth. . the wise lived yesterday. can say : ‘To . secure within.R. The mysteries of life are revealed to one who keeps his mind vigilant all the time of life. Mortal is fear Of Being. . He who. . Longfellow : A Psalm of Life 11. A little pain.
Book of Quotations # 213
14. Every man’s life is a fairy- tale written by God’s fingers. - Hans Christian Andersen 15. Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. - La Bruyere 16. Life is a tragedy when seen in a close- up, but a comedy in a long- shot. - Charlie Chaplin 17. Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. - Samuel Butler 18. Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you do hold well. - Josh Billings 19. Life is a flower of which love is the honey. - Victor Hugo 20. Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us. - Sir Thomas Browne 21. One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name. - Walter Scott 22. Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. - Mark Twain 23. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. - R.N. Tagore 24. One life– a little gleam of Time between two Eternities. - Thomas Carlyle 25. For life in general, there is but one decree : youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret. - Disraeli
214 # Book of Quotations
26. Life like a dome of many- coloured glass Stains the white radiance of Eternity. - Shelley 27. Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can. - Danny Kaye 28. Life is a great school in which you are constantly learning how better to work, plan and achieve. - Grenville Klliser 29. Life is like an onion, you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. - Carl Sandburg 30. There are only three events in man’s life- birth, life and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain and he forgets to live. - Jean de La Bruyere 31. As long as you live, keep learning how to live. - Seneca 32. Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it. - Proverb 33. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard 34. Don’t thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin 35. A useless life is an early death. - Goethe 36. We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed. - Thomas Fuller 37. There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. - George Santayana
Book of Quotations # 215
38. To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. - R.L. Stevenson 39. Life demands from you only the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible– not to have run away. - Dag Hammarskjold 40. Life is a matter about which we are lost if we reason either too much or too little. - Samuel Butler 41. Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. - Samuel Butler 42. Life is but an endess of experiments. - Mahatma Gandhi 43. An aimless life is always a miserable life. - The Mother 44. It matters not how long we live, but how. - Bailey 45. We are here to add what we can do, not to get what we can from life. - Sir William Osler 46. The value of life lies, not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long, yet live very little. - Michel de Montaigne 47. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Oscar Wilde 48. The good life is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good. - Bertrand Russell 49. May you live all the days of your life. - Swift
216 # Book of Quotations
50. “Life’’ Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realise it. Life is a challenge, meet it Life is duty, complete it. Life is love, enjoy it. Life is mystery, know it. Life is a promise, fulfil it. Life is a sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is an adventure, dares it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it. - MotherTeresa 51. Life is a river, Virtue is the bathing place, Truth is its water, Moral convictions are its banks, Mercy is its waves, In such a river bathe. - Mary S. Wollschlager
1. 2. 3. Hail holy light, offspring of Heav’n firstborn! - Milton : Paradise lost And God said, Let there he light : and there was light. - Old Testament And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - New Testament : John The true light, which lighteth every man that cometh in to the world. - St. John
Book of Quotations # 217
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun. - Ecclesiastes Light is the shadow of God. - Pluto The eye’s is the noble gift of heaven. - Friedrich Schiller Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on ! The night is dark, and I am far from home – Lead Thou me on! Lead Thou my feet; I do not ask to see The distant scene- one step enough for me. - John Henry Newman
6. 7. 8.
1. Good listening is the key to skilful communication. It is one of the most priceless gifts we can offer other people. When a person feels listened to they feel accepted, valued, respected, heard and understood. - Jan Sutton It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. - O.W. Holmes Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. - Plutarch Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. - Karl A. Menninger To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation. - Francois La Rochefoucauld You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time. - M. Scott Peck
218 # Book of Quotations
I like to listen, I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. - Earnest Hemingway
1. There is first the literature of knowledge, and secondly, the literature of power. The function of the first is– to teach; the function of the second is– to move. - De Quincey Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the ultimate possible degree. - Ezra Pound Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose. - Oscar Wilde Literature is the thought of thinking souls. - Thomas Carlyle Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice. - Cyrh Connolly What is written without effort, is read without pleasure. - R.W. Emerson Classics are the noblest recorded thoughts of man. - H.D. Thoreau The chief glory of every people arises from its authors. - Samuel Johnson The only sensible ends of literature are first, the pleasurable toil of writing, second, the gratification of one’s family and friends, and lastly, the solid cash. - Hawthorne
6. 7. 8. 8.
10. The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read. - Oscar Wilde
Book of Quotations # 219
1. Little drops of water, little grains of sand make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land. - Julia A.F. Carvey Those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things. - La Rochefoucauld Little minds are wounded by the smallest things. - La Rochefoucauld Life is a great bundle of little things. - O.W. Holmes Nothing can be done except little by little. - Charles Baudelaire
3. 4. 5.
1. 2. Loquacity and lying are cousins. - German Proverb Speaking much is a sign of vanity, for he that is lavish in words is a niggard indeed. - Sir W. Rayleigh They always talk, who never think, and who have the least to say. - Mathew Prior Garrulity is a sign of stupidity. - Proverb
217. Love and affection
(A) Love :
1. We are all born for love…It is the principle of existence and its only end. - Disreli It’s love, it’s love that makes the world go round. - Anon. (used by W.S. Gilbert)
220 # Book of Quotations
O Happy race of men, if love, which rules Heaven, rule your minds. - Boethius The mind has a thousand eyes, And the heart but one; Yet the light of a whole life dies When love is done. - F.W. Bourdillon Perhaps they were right in putting love into books... Perhaps it could not live anywhere else. - William Faulkner There are many people who would never have been in love, if they had never heard love spoken of. - La Rochefoucauld Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes; Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears: What is it else ? a madness most discreet, A chocking gall and persevering sweet. - Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet But love is blind, and lovers cannot see The petty follies that themselves commit. - Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Men have died from time to time and worms have eaten them, but not for love. - Shakespeare : As You Like It
10. The fountains mingle with the river, And the rivers with the ocean; The winds of heaven mix forever With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single; All things, by a law divine, In one another’s being mingleWhy not I with thine ? - P.B. Shelley : Love’s Philosophy
Book of Quotations # 221
11. Across the gateway of my heart I wrote “No Thoroughfare,’’ But love came laughing by, and cried : “I enter everywhere.’’ - Herbert Shipman 12. If love were what the rose is, And I were like the leaf, Our lives would grow together In sad or singing weather. - Swinburne : A Match 13. All thoughts, all passions, all delights, Whatever stirs the mortal frame, Are but the ministers of Love, And feed his sacred flame. - S.T. Coleridge : Love 14. O, Hidden love ! Embracing all in oneness May each, who knows himself As one with thee Know, he is, also, One with every other. - A Prayer 15. Love is the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. - Helen Hayes 16. The first sigh of love is the last of wisdom. - Antoine Bre 17. To say that you can love one person all your life is just like saying that one candle will continue burning as long as you live. - Tolstoy 18. Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove That hills and valleys, dale and field, Or woods, or sleepy mountains yield. - Marlowe
A.Jerrod 26. loved for ourselves. . Love begets love.R. Lovell trans 22.R. 21.Anthony Trollope 24. when it ceases to be a secret. and those who fear life are already three pasts dead.N. Those who have courage to love. Love is an ocean of emotions. . Two hearts that beat as one.Maria A.Sir Walter Scott 27. . Love ceases to be a pleasure. .Milton 30.222 # Book of Quotations 19. should have courage to suffer. .Bertrand Russell 25. Love has the power to derive pleasure from mistakes.Proverb 20. . incapacity. or rather loved in spite of ourselves. the crown of all our bliss. True lover never grows old. The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. To fear love is to fear life.Victor Hugo 23. . True love’s the gift of which God has given to man alone beneath the heaven. .Aphra Behn 29.Rig Veda 28. . it never receders. It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love something. A mother’s love overflows at the false step of the child whom she is teaching to walk.R. Two souls with but a single thought. . . Respect reciprocates. discords. . Mutual love. Tagore .
never revenges itself.Pindar 39. Therefore. Love ever suffers. it ever gives. Alas! Our young affections run to waste. . Menotti 35.Feodor Dostoevsky 37. love you therefore punish. All love is expansion. . . . . though it be small. Love is therefore the only law of life. Every gift. Love is love’s reward. is in reality great if given with affection.Peter Vstinove 32.G. . it is the only law of life. Where there is affection there is misery. He who loves. Or water but the desert.’’ . “I heal you.Book of Quotations # 223 31. Because. Love is space and time measured by the heart.John Dryden 34.Garuda Purana . lives. . never resents. therefore I hurt. God says to man. Pain has its roots in love or affection.R. . A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections. Apprehension is where affection is. To love someone means to see him as God intended him.Swami Vivekananda 36. Love never claims. . Tagore (B) Affection : 38.Lord Byron 41. Love is an act of endless forgiveness.N. .C. he who is selfish is dying. a tender look which becomes a habit. love for love’s sake.Mahatma Gandhi 33.Washington Irving 40. all selfishness is contraction. Renounce affection and you shall be happy.
Robertson Davies 2.J. ‘tis comfort small To think that many another lad Has had no luck at all. 3. Luck and opportunity (A) Luck : 1. . . .James A Garfield What we call luck is the inner man externalized. 5. the more I have of it. Little is the luck I’ve had. wise and strong men in cause and effect. 7.E. . .C. Housman : Last Poem True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table : Luckliest he who knows just when to rise and go home.Emerson Diligence is the mother of good luck.Oprah Winfrey . 4.John Hay Good luck befriend thee. Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. Son. 9.Stephen Leacock A pound of pluck is a worth a ton of luck. 10. . For at thy birth The fairy ladies danced upon the heath.A.224 # Book of Quotations 218. 8. And oh.Benjamin Franklin Those who mistake their good luck for their merit are inevitably bound for disaster.John Mitton Shallow men believe in luck. . Harold I am a great believer in luck. 6. . . . and I find the harder I work. We make things happen to us.
. . Opportunity is rare. . They do me wrong who say I come no more When once I knock and fail to find you in.Walter Malone : Opportunity 13.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar 16. Good luck knocks at his door.Proverb . Opportunities are never lost. and rise to fight and win. behind there is a bald head. For every day I stand outside your door And bid you wake. An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity. If you wait too long you miss them. once in each man’s life. O.J. .William Arthur Ward 15. Which.Anonymous 14. And wit to seize the witting guest Need never hunger more. taken at the flood. . Bates : Good Luck 12. a pessimist sees calamity in every opportunity. 17. . .Anon.Francis Bacon 20.Book of Quotations # 225 (B) Opportunity : 11. at least. Do not suppose opportunity will knock twice at your door. . Opportunities are like sunrises. . A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. The other fellow takes those you miss. leads on to fortune. and a wise men will never let it go by him. .L.Bayard Taylor 18.Chamfort 19. There is a tide in the affairs of men. Catch the opportunity by the forelock.
Robert Burton 22.W.M. Voltaire 25. and of doing good once in a year.R. don’t pull down the shade. .John Dryden 23.F.Tom Peters ✤✤✤ . To be a great man it is necessary to turn to account all opportunities. .La Rochefoucauld 27. Opportunity has hair in front but is bald behind. Beat the iron while it is hot. . Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along. No great man ever complains of want of opportunity. If a window of opportunity appears. Emerson 24.226 # Book of Quotations 21. . The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live upto one’s opportunities and make the most of one’s resources. . .Vauvenargues 26.Hugh Allen 28. The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day. but we may polish it at leisure. . .
Elbert Hubbard Man is a slow. Lewis The mystery of mysteries is to view machines making machines.William Hazlitt Whom the gods destroy. . . .Shakespeare : Hamlet 2.ordinary man. .Book of Quotations # 227 M 219. . 3. accurate and stupid. 3. One machine can do the wark of fifty ordinary men. Kelly No matter how sophisticated or powerful our thinking machines become.J.Euripides Have we eaten on the insane root That takes the reason prisoner ? . which none but madmen know. . for them. Men are so necessarily mad. there still will be two kinds of people : those who let the machines do their thinking. No machine can do the work of one extra. .C. 5. Mad (ness) 1. sloppy and brilliant thinker. and those who tell the machines what to think about.Matthew Arnold 2. 220.Pascal There is a pleasure in madness.Benjamin Disraeli Faith in machinery is our besetting danger. .W. 4. that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. . .Shakespeare : Macbeth Though this be madness. Machine 1. yet there is method in’t. they first make mad. 4. 5. the machine is fast.M.
. but the most wonderful of all is man. replied the universe. but none of righting the wrong.Mark Twain 7. and.Sophocles The true science and study of mankind is man. biologically considered. What a piece of work is a man ! How noble in reason ! How infinite in faculty ! In form and moving how express and admirable ! In action how like an angel ! In apprehension how like a God! .…is the most formidable of all the beasts of prey.William James O man. . Man 1. 4.’ . . indeed the only one that preys systematically on its own species. . .Stephen Crane Man.Anonymous Man is Heaven’s masterpiece. I exist !’ ‘However’. 6.Pierre Charron A man said to the universe : ‘Sir.John Henry Newman 2..La Rochefoucauld When we remember we are all mad.headed. 5. 7. strange composite of heaven and earth! Majesty dwarf’d to baseness ! fragrant flower Running to poisonous seed ! and seeming worth Cloaking corruption . 221. the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. 3...228 # Book of Quotations 6. . .Francis Quarles There are many wonderful things in nature. ‘The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation. There are ways of curing madness. .
Neihardt : Cry of the People Man is a rope connecting animal and superman – a rope over a precipice .J.Old Testament 15. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.Mark Twain 14. So God created man in his own image. Man– a creature made at the end of the week’s work when God was tired. and what they ought to be. the great inscrutable mystery of God.J. .Mark Twain 16. but he is a thinking reed. for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are. Down with your pride of birth And your golden gods of trade ! A man is worth to his mother Earth. Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps.Nietzsche 9.. Or needs to.Thomas Carlylc . Man is the measure of all things. . . Nehru 12. . .. . . Man is the only animal that blushes. .Pascal 17. .William Hazlitt 13. All that a man has made! .Book of Quotations # 229 8. 10.Old Testament 11. Indeed it is intelligence that separates man from the other animals. Man is a reed. Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels. We are the miracle of miracles.L. Man is the highest animal.G. .Pythagoras 18. in the image of God created he him. the weakest in nature.
Grief with a glass that ran. Drest in a little brief authority. .Oscar Wilde 27. Most ignorant of what he’s most assur’d. Man is a thinker. I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. . And say to all the world “This was a man !’ . Man is a pleasure . Before the beginning of years. proud man.230 # Book of Quotations 19. Man is a power.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar 22. .William Ellery Channing 25. It is more important to study men than books.Alexander Graham Bell .Shakespeare : Measure for Measure 21. Man alone is born crying. Every man is a volume. if you know how to read him.Swinburne 23.Sir William Temple 20. His glassy essence. As make the angels weep. . There came to the making of man Time with a gift of tears. But man. and dies disappointed. too full of themselves to hold anything else. . like an angry ape. lives complaining.Josh Billings 26.seeker. Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven. And man is a creative lover. His life was gentle. Man is a wealth grubber. . . Most men are like eggs.La Rochefoucauld 24. and the elements So mix’d in him that Nature might stand up. .wielder.
No matter how ill we may be. . he is larger still.Emerson 30.Anonymous 35. He is a poor creature who does not believe himself to be better than the whole world else. we should not change identity with any other person. . good words.Anton Chekhov 33. Man is a piece of the universe made alive. . he is larger.Menander 36.Swami Dayanand . regardless of birth. .R.W. it is their habits that separate them.Wordsworth 38. The nature of men is the same. Man is undoubtedly an artist and creator.Aristotle 34.Book of Quotations # 231 28. and dark forces pent up within him. . Every man is a consumer and ought to be a producer. And much it grieved my heart to think What Man has made of Man. nor how we may have fallen. .Confucius 31. Not ‘How did he die ?’ but ‘how did he live ?’ Not ‘what did he get ?’ but ‘what did he give ?’ These are the units to measure the worth of a man as a man. Man is not divine. His divine status is something to be built up by good thoughts. Man’s chief enemy is his own unruly nature. . if he is interested in his family. if he is interested in his community. . Man will become better only when you will make him see what he is like. . If a man is interested in himself only.Samuel Butler 37. . and good deeds. he is very small.Mahatma Gandhi 29. . Emerson 32.
Be always in time. Too late is a crime. 6. . full of divinity.Henrik Ibsen 222. . Belly Good manners brighten the personality. Speak when you’re spoken to. 7. What times! What manners! (O temporal ! O mores !) . will open with ease To very very little keys. Hearts.A. like doors.Rig Veda 40.Cicero Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. .travelers since eternity. is the best bred man in company.232 # Book of Quotations 39. . Whoever makes the fewest persons uneasy. Both were lovers. Manners 1.’ .Edmund Burke Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. .Jonathan Swift Hold up your head. Turn out your toes. 5. . .Proverb 2.Emerson Good manners are the blossom of good sense and good feeling. Man and God have been fellow. 3. And don’t forget that two of these Are ‘I thank you’ and ‘if you please. . Mend your clothes.Anonymous 4.M. What’s man’s first duty ? The answer is brief– To be himself. Manners are of more importance than laws.
We cannot always oblige. Manners are the ornament of action and there is a way of speaking a kind word or doing a kind thing which greatly enhances its value.Robert Louis Stevenson Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter. needles and pins. .Mignon McLaughlin 2. When a man marries his trouble begins.Anonymous It is better for a woman to marry a man who loves her than a man she loves. but having the same manners for all the human souls. and not a bed of roses. . I learned a long time ago never to wrestle with a pig. . . always with the same person.Voltaire 11.Book of Quotations # 233 8. but we can always speak obligingly. 10.Anon. Emerson 9.Samuel Smiles Manners– a contrivance of wise men to keep fools at a distance. .B.G. 4. Marriage 1. 5. 3.Arab Proverb A successful marriage requires falling in love many times. Nursery Rhyme Marriage is like life in this – that it is a field of battle. . the pig likes it. Needles and pins..Cyrus Ching 223. The great secret is not having bad manners or good manners. . . . . You get dirty and besides. Shaw 12.R. .W.
Quillon 7.Francis Bacon 15. . It is not good that man should be alone. It is simply purgatory.Old Testament 13. responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life. not body. with my body I thee worship and with all my worldly goods I thee endow. but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise. 9. . . .Paul Tournier Marriage is neither heaven nor hell.Abraham Lincoln It is mind. That is what marriage really means : helping one another to reach the full status of being persons. that makes marriage last.234 # Book of Quotations 6. .Elayne Boosler 14. everything goes like silk. Wives are young men’s mistresses. 8. 10.Syrus A happy marriage is the union of too good forgivers. but I tell people I’m divorced so they won’t think something’s wrong with me. My prayer will somewhat vary : I humbly pray to Heaven above That I love the man I marry. We all have a childhood dream that when there is love.Rose Pastor Stokes : My Prayer 12.Raquel Welch . . .Book of Common Prayer 11. It is a lovely thing to have a husband and wife developing together and having the feeling of falling in love again. . .R. Some pray to marry the man they love. With this ring I thee wed. companions for middle age and old men’s nurses. . I’ve never been married.
especially when you’ve had divorced parents like myself. . It provides a base from which a person can work at understanding himself and another person. Deceive not thyself by overexpecting happiness in the married estate.Nietzsche 21. Married in haste. I think like any marriage.De Finod . we have dinner apart. A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. Where there’s marriage without love. . . we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together. It is not lack of love but lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. . . .Princess Diana : English Princess (1961. We sleep in separate rooms.Montaigne 23. but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs.Robertson Davies 22. .Thomas Fuller : Of Marriage 19.William Congreve 20. It is valuable because it gives much more room to develop than just living together. there will be love without marriage.Book of Quotations # 235 16. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring. There is a French saying : “Love is the dawn of marriage and marriage is the sunset of love.” . Marriage is a framework to preserve friendship.Rodney Dangerfield 17. you’d want to try even harder to make it work.1997) 18. we may repent at leisure.Benjamin Franklin 24. .
Hahnemann : Motto for homeopathy An apple a day keeps the doctor away.M. and woman their happiness.Thomas Fuller 28. Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty. . . .the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented. thrice is madness.F. . A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage. Voltaire 2. .Bacon 30. women because they are curious : both are disappointed. .Raja Rao 224. Better be an old man’s darling than a young man’s slave.Shakespeare : All’s Well That Ends Well 26. 3.Oscar Wilde 34. Medicine 1. A young man married is a man that’s married. . . To marry once is a duty. .236 # Book of Quotations 25. . twice a folly. The woman cries before the wedding. When the ego is dead is marriage true. and half shut afterward. Men marry because they are tired.Heine 27.Dutch Proverb 29. Like cures like (Similia similibus curantur) . .Mme De Rieux 31. . the man afterward.Proverb 32. Keep the eyes wide open before marriage.Polish Proverb 33. .English Proverb The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Matrimony .
Franklin The best doctor is the one you run for and can’t find. . pale melancholy sate retir’d. time. to cure diseases of which they know less. And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain. . . 5. There is no medicine against death.H. which distinguishes man from animals.G. 3.Burton With eyes up-rais’d. 6. It there be a hell upon earth it is to be found in a melancholy man’s heart. as one inspir’d.William Osler 7. Melancholy 1.W.Longfellow : The Day is Done It is impious in a good man to be sad. God heals and doctor takes the fee. in human beings of whom they know nothing.Voltaire The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature. . 4. 10. Bohn He is the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines. .Diderot Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little. 8.Rev. Edward Young 2. . 9.Book of Quotations # 237 4. .Benjamin Franklin Nature. .Latin Proverb 225. . . . and patience are the three great physicians. Collins A feeling of sadness and longing That is not akin to pain. .
thou Goddess. I Remember ‘Tis but a little faded flower. .Ellen C.Thomas Hood : I Remember.Campbell 2.Tennyson To live in hearts we leave behind. . when thou art gone. But the scent of the roses will hang round it still. long be my heart with such memories fill’d ! Like the vase in which roses have once been distille’d : You may break.Thomas Moore : Farewell ! But Whenever. Hail. Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the Sense of human sight. 6. When Soft Voices Die) This is the truth the poet sings That sorrow’s crown of sorrow is remembering happier things. I remember.Shelley : (Music. Melancholy. . when the rose is dead. indeed should be diverted by everything but drinking. . 226. 4. The little window where the sun Came peeping in at morn. 3. . divinest melancholy.. . . Love itself shall slumber on. Through many a weary year. 5.leaves. Are heaped for the beloved’s bed.Milton 6. . But oh. Is not to die. Howarth Long. Memories and memory 1. sage and holy. And so thy thoughts. Rose. I remember The house where I was born. how fondly dear ! ‘Twill bring me back one golden hour.238 # Book of Quotations 5. ..Samuel Johnson But hail. you may shatter the vase if you will.
the time when we were happy. we remember moments. That which is bitter to endure may be sweet to remember. . . Memory is the scribe of the soul.Oscar Wilde 15. the warder of the brain. . . Than that you should remember and be sad. 9. it’s at the end of a trail of memories. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.Anonymous 17. The secret of a good memory is attracting. Memory. Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory. . Better by far you should forget and smile. . is the diary that we all carry about with us. . and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. . .Joseph Conard 18. 10.Thomas Fuller 11.Clifton Fadiman 19. Memory is what makes you wonder what you’ve forgotten.. We do not remember days.Tryon Edwards .Don Quincey 12.Louis L’Amour 14.Cesare Pavese 16. . We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds. . No memory is ever alone. The memory strengths as you lay burdens upon it. .Shakespeare 8. a dozen trails that each have their own associations.Aristotle 13. ..Christina Rossetti There is no greater sorrow than to recall. in misery.Dante Memory.Book of Quotations # 239 7. A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.
Mario Rocco 21. . . men about their income. Men and women 1.Thomas fuller 23. . . Everyone complains of his lack of memory but nobody of his want of judgement.Margaret Thatcher Women lie about their age. .James Stephens 2.240 # Book of Quotations 20. The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.Friedrich Nietzsche 26. but woman has her way. The man with a clear conscience probably has a poor memory. The time art of memory is the art of attention. .Anonymous 25.Bill Cosby Man has his will. If you want something done. ask a woman. . .Samuel Johnson 22. 5. . . 3. . . Memory is what tells a man that his wife’s birthday was yesterday. and communication between them is a science still in its infancy. 4. ask a man.Oliver Wendell Holmes If you want anything said. The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.William Feather Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. Men and women belong to different species.La Rochefoucauld 227.Dr. Johnson 24. . Method is the mother of memory.
their reasons are always different. 9. It is the neck that moves the head. Women are an altogether superior species. .George Santayana 11.L. as the constant anxiety about one’s means of livelihood. When men and women agree. . Man is the head. and a man’s to keep unmarried as long as he can. . .Sigmund Freud Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom. .Book of Quotations # 241 6. 8.Robert Albert Bloch There is nothing so degrading. It is a woman’s business to get married as soon as possible.William Somerset Maugham 2. Shaw Think what cowards men would be if they had to bear children. Mental health issues (A) Anxiety : 1.George Barnard Shaw Women do not like timid men. woman the neck. Cats do not like prudent rates. “Fear” requires a definite object of which to be afraid. . 3.H.Minna Thomas Antrim 7. . . it cuts a channel into whicn all other thoughts are drained. . even though it may be an unknown one. 10. “Anxiety” describes a particular state of expecting the danger or preparing for it. it is only in their conclusions.B. . If encouraged. .G.John Gray 12. Mencken To control a man a woman must first control herself.Anonymous 228.
. If we admit our depression openly and freely.Horace Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure. 9.Harry S.R. It’s a recession when your neighbour loses his job. A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.Disraeli 5.Rollo May 13.242 # Book of Quotations 4. . Truman 12. . (B) Breakdown : 8. Laing The world breaks everyone.George Santayana 11. When women are depressed. and afterward many are strong at the broken places. .Aesop Do not push forward a wagon. . those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself. .D. you will only raise the dust about yourself. it’s a depression when you lose yours. you will only make yourself ill.Elayne Boosler . they either eat or go shopping. . 7. Depression is rage spread thin. . . Do not think of all your anxieties.Anonymous At the rider’s back sits dark Anxiety. . Madness need not be all breakdown. 6.Ernest Hemingway (C) Depression : 10.
Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis.Thomas Szasz 15. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things. . .Lily Tomlin . .O. Why is it when we talk to God. . Neurosis is no worse than a bad cold.W. All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity. .Book of Quotations # 243 (D) Neurosis and Psychosis : 14. we’re schizophrenic? . In short. . yet there is method in’t. Work and love.Theodor Reik (E) Sanity and Insanity : 18.Mignon McLaughlin 17. 19. . Without them there is neurosis. Think of your three best friends. Though this is madness. Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.Rita Mae Brown 22.Shakespeare 21. Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.Carl Gustav Jung 16. we’re said to be praying– but when God talks to us. then it’s you. the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. If they’re okay. Sanity is madness put to good uses. these are the basics. the neurotic has problems.Anon. Holmes 20. The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. the psychotic has solutions. .
...Cervantes Teach me to feel another’s woe.. for they shall obtain mercy. although they are all equal. but there is no dignity without some merit. 230...... It blesseth him that gives and him that takes: ‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest : it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown. ...New Testament : Matthew The quality of mercy is not strain’d.. ......... To hide the fault I see. Merit can exist without dignity.... ....Halifax 2..... mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice...... the deeper it is. And earthly power doth then show likest God’s When mercy seasons justice... although they are of God. .. . . the less noise it makes.... . ... 5.Legal Maxim 3..... It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath : it is twice blest... ..244 # Book of Quotations 229. That mercy I to other show.La Rochefoucauld True Merit..Pope : Universal Prayer A miscarriage of mercy is as much to be guarded against as a miscarriage of justice. Blessed are the merciful.... like a river......Robert Lynd In case of doubt it is best to lean to the side of mercy..... 6. ... Merit 1.. Mercy 1. That mercy show to me.. 2..Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Among the attributes of God.. 4.
The next in majesty. 232.Dryden : Lines Under the Portrait of Mitton God . Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea : Pure as the naked heavens.. . but merit wins the soul.Wordsworth 2. Feb. The first in loftiness of thought surpass’d.Tennyson : Milton The soul was like a Star. . Greece. Let us have faith that right makes might. majestic. Italy. acknowledge that of other people. . and England did adorn. Furnivall) . in both the last : The force of nature could no farther go.gifted organ-voice of England. in three distant Ages born. 3. Milton.Book of Quotations # 245 3.Lincoln : Address. Mind 1. . In cheerful godliness. and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it. a name to resound for ages. . What is matter? Never mind. free. justice the interest of the stronger. John 1.Plato 2. To make the third she join’d the former two.H. 1860 I proclaim that might is right.Oriental Proverb 231. and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay. 4. . 233. What is mind? No matter.J. . Three poets. Milton. So didst thou travel on life’s common way. . Might 1. and dwelt apart.T. Key (Quoted by F. Charms strike the sight.Alexander Pope If you wish your merit to be known.
. It is a function of body..Shakespeare 7... hence all is mind..... 4. and sound mind is the mind that can embrace equally great things and small. Mind is not a thing at all or. When the mind is free. ! that noble and most sovereign reason. . We shall never get straight till we leave off trying to separate these two things. . .... Yet still my mind forbids to crave.. the body is delicate....Shakespeare : Hamlet 3.... Such present joys therein I find... Body and mind. out of tune and harsh. A person will be just about as happy as he makes up his mind to be.. .. .. That it excels all other bliss That earth affords or grows by kind : Though much I want which most would have....Samuel Butler 8.Samuel Johnson God is mind. . Like sweet bells jangled..Mary Baker Eddy : Seience and Health My mind to me a kingdom is... we know nothing about it.... It is a function of mind.... A contended mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. 5. .. ... and God is infinite.... Your prayer must be that you have a sound mind in a sound body.. Body is not a thing at all or. if it is.... .Edward Dyer O what a noble mind is here o’erthrown ! ...Juvenal 11...246 # Book of Quotations 2..Joseph Addison 9. . ... The true.Lucretius . we know nothing about it.. strong..Abraham Lincoln 10. if it is.... 6. Diseases of the mind impair the power of the body.
Book of Quotations # 247 12. . .Swami Vivekananda . they illumine.Thomas Wolfe 13. Empty mind is a devil’s workshop.The Mother 20. Nurture your mind with great thoughts. do not find fault with others. The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun dissipated.K. otherwise it will stagnate in indolence. When the mind becomes purified like a mirror. Most of the time we think we’re sick. which can either be intelligently cultivated or be allowed to run wild. . .Lord Buddha 16. or rise into visions and enthusiasm. . . One who speaks or acts with a pure mind. happiness abides with him as his own shadow. it refuses nothing. .. The mind must have some wordly objects to excite its attention. Rather see your own faults.. knowledge is revealed in it. Murti 21. . . It receives but does not keep. It grasps nothing.Disraeli 14. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.Shri Shankaracharya 19. It’s all in the mind. sink into melancholy. mind is the most subtle of all elements in the phenomenal universe. . when they are concentrated. All objectified consciousness has its origin in the mind.Chuang Tse 17.Lord Chesterfield 15.. Care should therefore he taken to purify the mind. The perfect man uses his mind like a mirror.Anonymous 18.R. If you want peace of mind. Our mind is like a garden. .
Sir William Hamilton 25. .Rajneesh 31. . Great minds have purpose. . Truth. . The mind is its own place.John Milton 30. . . others have wishes. Radhakrishnan 32. . Minds are like parachutes. . The mind is said to be two fold : The pure and also the impure. but great minds rise above them. On earth there is nothing great but man.Washington Irving 27. beauty and purification speak to us of a primal mind in whose experience they are eternally realised. To get the most out of your life. The mind is a search for meaning and a search for immortality. . Purity separation from desire. .Seneca 24.S.Thomes Robert Dewar 23. they only function when open. Little things affect little minds. Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands. . All the good qualities of different organs of the body are the ornaments of the mind. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune. in man there is nothing great but mind. and in itself can make a heaven of hell and a hell of heaven. Impure by connection with desire.Anonymous 29.248 # Book of Quotations 22.Disraeli 26.Maitri Upanishad 28.Grenville Kleiser . plant in your mind seeds of constructive power that will yield fruitful results.
Book of Quotations # 249 234.Alfred Polage They say miracles are past. some are going : Do not strive to grasp them all. which side of the bathroom door you happen to be. . 4. .L. But is it no miracle that it falls to the ground? . 8. Some are coming. for example. Miracles arise from our ignorance of nature.Shakespeare Mireales seldom occur. except in the imaginations of the faithful.Alain When we do the best that we can. if I dropped a stone and it rose upwards. . Porter 2.Bernard Berenson The true miracles are those of man. .Helen Keller Mysteries are not necessarily miracles. One by one the sands are flowing.J.J.Montaigne Miracles happen to those who believe in them. . we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or in the life of another.Adelaide A. depends on.W. . 6. 235. . . not from nature itself. . Goethe It would be a miracle. 7. Nehru 2. Proctor : One by One How long a minute is.R. Minute 1. 5. . One by one the moments fall. Miracle 1. 3.
But tell not Misery’s son that life is fair. . 239. .Shakespeare : The Tempest If misery loves company.to live like a wretch. and in a spirit of love. Bangs : Face to Face To hold as ‘twere.Burton 238. Mirror 1. the mirror up to nature. .H. 4. misery has company enough.fellows. . Misfortune 1.Thoreau The mind is its own place. and so do women too. But in battalions. But I reflect.K. 3. 5. .Milton : Paradise Lost Preach to the storm. . White 2. When sorrows come.Glass Be sure to keep a mirror always nigh In some convenient.250 # Book of Quotations 236. 237. And now and then look squarely in thine eye. Half the misery in the world comes of want of courage to speak and to hear the truth plainly. . 3. a hell of heaven. Beecher Stowe Misery acquaints a man with strange bed . I change.Shakespeare : Hamlet .Shakespeare : Hamlet 2. handy sort of place. that he may die rich. : Written on a Looking.H. .Anon. and in itself Can make a heaven of hell. and reason with despair. A mere Madness . Miser 1. which women never do. . they come not single spies. And with thyself keep ever face to face. . Misery 1.John K.
With something left to treat my friends. .Aristotle The moderation of fortunate people comes from the calm which good fortune gives to their tempers. 3. More than enough for nature’s ends. . . . 4.Czech Proverb We have all of us sufficient fortitude to bear the misfortunes of others. a middle state. they constitute our bank of fortitude.La Rochefoucauld A responsible man needs only to practise moderation to find happiness. O grant me. . But to suffer for one’s own faults – oh! here is the sting of life. . 5. 5. . Heaven.Eric Hoffer 3.Horace 2. Neither too humble nor too great.La Rochefoucauld Misfortunes test friends and detect enemies. 240. . they are accidents. .Oscar Wilde It is well to treasure the memories of past misfortunes. 4. Misfortunes always come in by a door that has been left open for them. 6.Book of Quotations # 251 2. Moderation 1.Goethe He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.Epictetus Misfortunes one can endure – they come form side. . .David Mallet : Imitation of Horace It is best to rise from life as from a banquet neither thirsty nor drunken.
Jean De La Bruyere Modesty is the clothing of talent. Modesty 1. 2.James Garton Bennett Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies. Kapphan 12. it gives strength and makes it stand out. but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I have never made one. . to keep that hid.252 # Book of Quotations 6. 10. . . 9.Cicero I have made mistakes. 4. . physically and mentally.Pierre Veron I have done one braver thing Than all the Worthies did. . Moderation is the secret of survival. and you stand the best chances there is of having both a happy life and plenty of years to enjoy it. Live within your means financially. 8. The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.Livy To live long it is necessary to live slowly. . .Dr.Hall 7. . both human and divine– meet.Pierre Veron 3. . Which is. . and in prosperity moderate the temper and desires. Modesty is the clothing of talent.Tupper 11.Donne Modesty is to merit what shade is to figures in a picture. . And yet a braver thence did spring.Proverb 241. In adversity assume the countenance of prosperity. .
If you want people to think well of you. but with those who possess great talent.A.La Bruyere With people of only moderate ability.Arthur Schopenhauer Modesty died when clothes were born. : Poems . 6. . Though modesty be a virtue. Women command a modest man. do not speak well of yourself. The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it. it is hypocrisy.William Hazlitt A false modesty is the refinement of vanity. . I never look back In the mind of nature. .R. When moment is mine. 9. and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates.Proverb 242. modesty is mere honesty. but like him not. . .Book of Quotations # 253 5. 10. A think of moment Is beauty of glory. . He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others. yet bashfulness is a vice.R.Mark Twain 7.James Agree 12. Moment 1. .Blaise Pascal 11. Am all the time in flowers’ valley.Thomas Fuller Modesty is the lowest of the virtues. It makes my future. 8. . It is a lie. .
1931 If you want to know what God thinks of money. . . 8.Dorothy Parker Money is like love. Nov. And a rich man’s joke is always funny. Brown : The Doctor Never ask of money spent Where the spender thinks it went.Khalil Gibran 3. 5.use it or lose it.Robert Frost When I had money everyone called me brother. multiplies cares.favoured faults Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year.T. 6. 2. . but I’d settle for a diamond studded wheelchair. it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it.Shakespeare : Othello . and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.Y. . Money is like an arm or a leg .Anonymous Money is honey. 8. O.Shakespeare : The Merry Wives of Windsor 11. . 10. 4. Times. Money 1. .Benjamin Franklin If you pay peanuts. Who steals my purse steals trash.Polish Proverb He who multiplies riches.Henry Ford : Interview. .) Money cannot buy health.254 # Book of Quotations 243. . look at the people He gives it to.E.James Goldsmith (Attrib. . my little sonny. . 9. . you get monkeys. 7. Nobody was ever meant To remember or invent What he did with every cent. N. what a world of vile ill.
J. but with it you can be miserable in comfort. Young people. Money may not buy happiness. . To have enough is good luck. Make all you can.Anonymous 17.New Testament 16. but especially of money. A man who both spends and saves money is the happiest man because he has both enjoyments. Money can’t buy friends. When it is a question of money. Let all the learned say what they can. . . . everybody is of the same religion. . Wesley . For the love of money is the root of all evil. save all you can. .Montaigne 19. but you can get a better class of enemy. . ‘Tis ready money makes the man.Chuang .William Somerville : Ready Money 13.Quoted by Bacon 15.Book of Quotations # 255 12.Samuel Johnson 22. . .Tse 18. Taking it all in all. give all you can.Spike Millingan 21. I find it is more trouble to watch after money than to get.Oscar Wilde 20. This is true of all things. imagine that money is everything. and when they grow older they know it.Voltaire 14. . Money is a good servant but a bad master. to have more than enough is harmful. nowadays. .
Put not your trust in money.W. Money is security. . . but put your money in trust. but hating bribes brings happiness.Thomas Fuller 24. Dishonest money brings grief to all the family. .R. . Money will say more in one moment that the most eloquent love can in years. Riches are not from abundance of wordly goods.Prophet Muhammad 32.The Bible 31. Pennies do not come from heaven .B. .O.256 # Book of Quotations 23. A man without money is like a bow without an arrow. . No one can earn a million dollars honestly. Show 29. Money is power. . They who are of opinion that money will do everything may very well be suspected to do everything for money. Emerson 28.William Jennings Bryan 27.W. but from a contented mind.Henry Fielding 25.they have to be earned here on earth. . Money is freedom. Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce? .G. It is the difference between living on the slope of a volcano and being safe in the garden of hesperides. .Lord Halifax 26. Holmes 33.Proverb .Margaret Thatcher 30. . A heavy purse makes a light heart.
245. By the light of the moon. .Sir Henry Wotton : On His Mistress The moon has her light all over the sky. 5. like a flower.George Croly You meaner beauties of the night. I’ve no more fire. 6. . 4.Anonymous (French Song) The moon. In Heaven’s high bower With silent delight Sits and smile on the night. Lend me thy pen to write a word. Morality is a private and costly luxury. 3. her dark spots to herself. Open your door to me. Coleridge How like a queen comes forth the lonely moon From the slow opening curtains of the clouds Walking in beauty to her midnight throne! . And a star or two beside. Morality 1. My candle is out.S.Henry Adams . And no where did abide : Softly she was going up.T.R. That poorly satisfy our eyes More by your number than your light You common people of the skies – What are you when the moon shall rise? . for the love of God.Blake : Night The moving moon went up the sky. Moon 1. .N. Tagore 2. . .Book of Quotations # 257 244. My friend Pierrot.
Cannibalism is moral in a cannibal country. morality is everywhere the same because it comes from God.Mahatma Gandhi 11. Voltaire 12. . you may cheat yourself out of much life so..M. . Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose. be good for something.Herbert Spencer 9. . What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.Havelock Ellis 3. Do not be too moral.Thoreau . brave by doing brave acts.Ernest Hemingway 4. . Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy... Verocity is the heart of morality. temperate by doing temperate acts.T.. .F. .Nietzsche 6.Samuel Butler 5.. What we call ‘morals’ is simply blind obedience to words of command. .Aristotle 7.H. .Immanuel Kant 10. Absolute morality is the regulation of conduct that pain shall not be inflicted.258 # Book of Quotations 2. Aim above morality. Huxley 8. . . Morality is the custom of one’s country and the current feeling of one’s peers. but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. Be not simply good. All sects are different because they come from men. We become just by doing just acts. . Love would turn to poison unless it is strictly limited by moral consideration. .
Christina Rossetti There is nothing serious in mortality. 5. And takes her farewell of the glorious sun ! .Thomas Moore Consider The lilies of the field whose bloom is brief – We are as they.Shakespeare : Sonnets See how the morning opes her golden gates.Anonymous 2.Rousseau 246. like wine. All that’s sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest. . Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light. Its golden glory on the air. . Longfellow Pastime. Morning 1. All is but toys. 4.Shakespeare : Henry VI The grey – eyed morn smiles on the frowning night. . Like them we fade away As doth a leaf. 3. is poison in the morning.H. . 3.Thomas Franklin 2. . . 247. Full many a glorious morning have I seen Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye. .Anonymous The morning pouring everywhere.’ .W. The only moral lesson which is suited for a child – the most important lesson for every time of life – is this : ‘Never hurt anybody. . All that’s bright must fade The brightest still the fleetest.Book of Quotations # 259 13. Mortality 1.
Ann Taylor : My Mother 2.W. . . Ross Who ran to help me when I fell. None so devotional as that of “mother”.W. . .Poe : To My Mother For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world.Jewish Proverb The sweetest sounds to mortals given. O mother o’ mine! I know whose love would follow me still. Mother o’mine. 9. 4.M.S.Alice Hawthorne If I were hanged on the highest hill. . singing unto one another. . Brown What is home without a mother? .Napoleon Bonaparte God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.G. 6. Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.260 # Book of Quotations 4. 7.Kipling : Mother O’Mine The angels. Thackeray The future distiny of the child is always the work of the mother. And heard in Mother. Mother o’mine...Edward Young 248. 8. 5. 3.W. Can find among their burning terms of love. . O mother o’ mine! . Home and Heaven. And would some pretty story tell. Mother 1. All men think all men mortal but themselves. Or kiss the place to make it well? My Mother . .
law) before you decide on marriage. or hope to be. .Washington Irving 14.R. A mother is the truest friend we have. . a mother’s knee.R..Manu 18. The two great movers of the human mind are the desire of good. The holiest thing alive. and the fear of evil. .Erma Bombeck 249. I owe to my angel mother. . Lowell 13. Her children arise and call her blessed.J.Erma Bombeck 16. . .in . All that I am. A mother is a mother still. When your mother asks.S.T.Samuel Johnson . . That best academy. Mother are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.. Spend at least one Mother’s Day with your respective (Mother . when trials. Motive 1. . ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ It’s a mere formality. Men are what there mothers made them. Emerson 11. Nobody can misunderstand a boy like his own mother. . ..Old Testament 19. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. Coleridge 12.Book of Quotations # 261 10. heavy and sudden. You’re going to get it anyway. fall upon us.Aristotle 15. . .W.Abraham Lincoln 20.Norman Douglas 17. A mother exceedeth a thousand fathers in the right to reverence.
ye soft pipes. Music 1. . . 4. . God alone knows men’s hearts. Music. Not to the sensual ear. 5. . And all of heaven we have below. but those unheard Are sweeter. more endear’d.C. 5.Byron Heard melodies are sweet. therefore. . if man had ears : Their earth is but an echo of the spheres. . Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds.Congreve There’s music in the sighing of a reed. . not by the motives prompting them. .Thomsa A. . Lichtenberg 4. but God your motives. 3. play on. Kempis A man must be judged by his actions. or bend a knotted oak.262 # Book of Quotations 2. Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone.Samuel Johnson When anyone takes great pleasure in doing a thing it is almost always from some motive other than the ostensible one. 250. To soften rocks. Man sees your action. There’s music in the gushing of a rill. Is fit for treasons.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast. 3. There’s music in all things. .Thomas Carlyle The man that hath no music in himself.G.Keats 2. stratagems and spoils.Mahatma Gandhi The morality of an action depends upon the motive from which we act. the greatest good that mortals know. but.
.Oscar Hammerstein . . Virtue is the strong stem of man’s nature.Confucius 12. Vibrates in the memory.Khalil Gibran Music should strike fire from the heart of man. .Beethoven 9. . Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice. The man who cannot appreciate music and literature is exactly like the lower animals.Shelley If music be the food of love. . when soft voices die. killing care and grief of heart. Tagore 13. . 7.Anonymous 17.Shakespeare : Twelfth Night Music is the language of the spirit. it opens the secret of life bringing peace. Music is the shorthand of emotion. and bring tears from the eye of woman. . Our hearts will break if we do not sing.Anonymous 16. The hills are alive with the sound of music With the songs they have sung For a thousand years. 8.R. abolishing strife.N. and music is the blossoming of virtue.Bhartrihari 14.Leo Tolstoy 11. Music. . .Book of Quotations # 263 6. . . In sweet music is such art. In music man is revealed. even though he may not possess horns and a tail. and not in a noise. Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.Samuel Johnson 15. play on. . 10.
William Wordworth Beauty is a mystery. . Colton Mystery is that but another name for our ignorance. Classic music is the kind that we keep thinking will turn into a tune. . and sing myself. . Mystery 1. mystery is the only secrecy of weak and cunning ones.Walt Whitman : Song of Myself I fnid no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones.C. all world be perfectly plain. Myself 1. Lawrence In mystery our soul abides. .H. If we were omniscient.264 # Book of Quotations 18.Kin Hubbard 251. . 5. In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain.Walt Whitman 2. 6.Mathew Arnold A proper secrecy is the only mystery of able men.George Szell 19. . . I celebrate myself. ✤✤✤ .C. . For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. And what I assume you shall assume. .D. 252.Chesterfield Mystery magnifies danger as the fog of the sun. 3. No bird but an invisible thing A voice. 4. . a mystery.Tyron Edwards 2.
Book of Quotations # 265 N 253. 5. To point a moral or adorn a tale. Howes A person with a bad name is already half.John Hamilton 2.John Gay No better heritage can a father bequeath to his children than a good name. but names will never hurt me. . like fool’s places. and one of the richest Jewels of life is lost forever. What’s in a name ? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. 10. are often seen in public places.Thomas Fuller Hate the man who builds his name on ruins of another’s fame. . at which the world grew pale. 7. .J.hanged. When character is gone. . 3. . all is gone. .English Proverb A good name lost is seldom regained.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet He left a name. .Quoted by Hazlitt . A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man. 9. .New Testament : Mark Sticks and stones will break my bones. . 8. Name 1.Johnson My name is Legion : for we are many. 4.Old Proverb Fool’s names. 6. .
but Nature more. Radhakrishnan Nations are born of travail and suffering.Francis Bacon To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms.Edmund Burke Nations. . A nation without means of reform is a nation without means of survival. Goethe 2. There is rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes. she speaks A various language. . I love not Man the less. . . Tagore The destiny of any nation at any given time. 4. Men and women come and go. must be obeyed. are made. not only by what they acquire but by what they resign. Bryant There is a pleasure in the pathless woods.N.Mahatma Gandhi A nation does not die. Nature is the art of God.R. Nature 1. By the deep sea.J. . 3. . 2.S. and music in its roar. depends on the opinions of its young men under five and twenty. like individuals. . 255. 3. . to be commanded. Nation 1.266 # Book of Quotations 254. but the nation goes on. 5. .W.Byron 4. From these our interviews.William C. .Dante Nature.
bends herself. Nature does not proceed by leaps. . Whose body Nature is. . . not dull Art. .Book of Quotations # 267 5. 7. How many apples fell on Newton’s head before he took the hint ? Nature is always hinting at us. Shall plan my ways and rule my heart. It hints over and over again. Nature has always had more force than education. 9. Nature never breaks her own laws. 8. Like God it useth me. . . like a kind and smiling mother.W.Anonymous 13.Robert Lee Frost 16. . Luck provides it with opportunity. Nature.Carolus Linnaeus 15. Wordsworth Nature is a volume of which God is the author.Pope One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.Shakespeare Nature never did betray The heart that loved her. . And suddenly we take the hint.Victor Hugo 11. to our dreams and cherishes our fancies. . .Voltaire 12.Emerson All are but parts of one stupendous Whole.John Henry Newman . .Proverb 14. and God the soul. . I do not count the hours I spend In wandering by the sea. Nature creates ability. The forest is my loyal friend. 10.Harvey 6. Living Nature.
time and patience are the three great physicians. Than all the sages can. . . Necessity 1. . . 2.St. Raman 19. (From Latin Proverb) Necessity knows no law. Bohns 20. . Nature. derives his inspiration from nature. at least there is no necessity to live in necessity. evil and of good. 257.Goelthe 256.William Wordsworth 18. 3.V. One impulse from vernal wood May teach you more of man.master and teacheth strange lessons. The painter.Shakespeare Necessity never made a good bargain. Augustine Necessity is a violent school. and the poet each in his own way. Roosevelt (First Inaugural Address. the architect.Montaigne 4.1933) .Franklin D. .H.J. . Of moral.Michel De Montaigne There is no virtue like necessity. In the field of world policy I would dedicate this nation to the policy of the good neighbour. 5.Anon. . the sculptor.Benjamin Franklin If it be bad to live in necessity.268 # Book of Quotations 17.C. Nature is the living. . Neighbour 1. . . visible garment of God. Necessity is the mother of invention. 6.
Proverb 2.Harry S. . yet there is something new every day. . .E.Friedrich Nietzsche As cold water to a thirsty soul.Shakespeare The dull period in the life of an event is when it ceases to be news and has not begun to be history.Book of Quotations # 269 2.W. keep it to yourself. but when a man bites a dog that is news. How people love an old saying : They are always quoting. .John B. 4. 259. so is good news from a far country. . . Truman 2. .George Herbert We make our friends. When a dog bites a man that is not news. . yet pull not down your hedges.K. Chesterton When ill news comes too late to be serviceable to your neighbour. Bogart The nature of bad news infects the teller. . 3. Howf There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know. News 1. 4.‘There is nothing new under the sun’. . .G. 5. We can live without our friends but not without our neighbours. 5. 258. .Zimmermon 3.Thomas Hardy Nobody knows what news is important until a hundred years after wards. we make our enemies. but God makes our next door neighbour. New 1.Thomas Fuller Love your neighbour.
Mark Twain In these days we fight for our ideas.James Ellis A newspaper is not just for reporting the news as it is.La Fontaine 261.270 # Book of Quotations 260. 3. . I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. Every editor of newspapers pays tribute to the devil. but to make people angry enough to do something about it. . . 5. Night 1.F. 2. Newspapers 1.J. A newspaper is a public servant. . . . . 7. image of hell ! Black stage for tragedies and murders fell ! . .Voltaire All I know is what I see in the papers.B.Anonymous .W. O comfort killing Night. . Sanborn Histories are a kind of distilled newspapers.Will Rogers The careful reader of a few good newspapers can learn more in a year than most scholars do in their great libraries. or newspapers without government. .Thomas Carlyle Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers.Heine When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. 9. 8. 10. and newspapers are our fortresses. Gitt Newspapers are the world’s mirrors. 6.Thomas Jefferson 4.
civil night.Byron And the night shall be filled with music And the eares. This glorious canopy of light and blue ? . all in black…. 3. Longfellow Tender is the night And happily the Queen Moon is on her throne Clustered around by all her starry Fays.H.Shakespeare : Macbeth Night’s deepest gloom is but a calm.John Keats Come.Light thickens. For the night Shows stars and women in a better light. 6. Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day. …. . 5. . 8. .Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet Come seeling night. Blanco White : Sonnet : Night 4. Nightingale 1. like the Arabs. And as silently steal away. Thou sober.W. The laboured day’s restoring balm.J.T. . Did he not tremble for this lovely frame. that infest the day Shall fold their tents. . and heard thy name. 262. . Eliot .S. The comfort of mankind.Leigh Hunt Mysterious Night ! When our first parent knew Thee from report divine. 7.suited matron.Book of Quotations # 271 2. and the crow Makes wings to the rooky wood. With thy black mantle. . That soothes the wearied mind. The nightingales are singing near The Convent of the sacred Heart And sang within the bloody wood When Agamemnon cried aloud.
souled people as with narrow. 5. . Most musical. when all the woods are still. 4. the more noise they make in pouring it out. Noise 1. when all was still. but honourable conduct and a noble disposition that make men great. 263.Pope . It is with narrow. It sang in the golden moonlight. 3. this is the best kind of nobility.Milton Last night the nightingale woke me. .Plato 2. . chauntress. Winther 3.Ovid If a man be endowed with a generous mind.Thomas Fuller Noble blood is an accident of fortune. From out the woodland hill. . .Goldonl It is not wealth. that on your bloomy spray Warblest at eve. There is One great society alone on earth : The noble Living and the noble Dead. . noble actions characterise the great. most melancholy ! Thee. . nor ancestry. . the less they have in them. to hear thy even song. . Nobility 1. the woods among.C. 264. O nightingale. Last night. oft.Wordsworth Send your noble blood to market and see what it will bring. I woo.272 # Book of Quotations 2. 4.necked bottles.Milton Sweet bird that shunn’st the noise of folly.
‘Tis proof that he had rather Have a turnip than a father.Pascal 267. Novelty 1. whom we see not. 3. One. Is relished by the best of men. we see. the whole aspect of the world would have been altered. . Empty vessel makes much noise. is.Swinburne 2.Anon. A little nonsense now and then.Proverb 265. Cry not when his father dies. .Anonymous He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils. 4.Book of Quotations # 273 2. . and one. . Cleopatra’s nose had it been shorter. Human nature is greedy of novelty. who is not. And the trees were bread and cheese What should we do for drink? . Nose 1.Anon.Samuel Johnson If all the world were paper. Nonsense 1. If the man who turnips cries.Francis Bacon ✤✤✤ . . 2. 266. . And all the sea were ink. .
274 # Book of Quotations
1. Let my right hand forget her cunning…. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth. - Old Testament : Psalms Oaths are crutches upon which lies go. - Thomas Dekker You can have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to “preserve, protect and defend” it. - Linclon (First Inaugural Address) ‘Tis not the many oaths that makes the truth. But the plain single vow that is vow’d true. - Shakespeare : All’s well that Ends Well
1. Obedience is mother of success and is wedded to safety. - Anon. Let them obey that know not how to rule. - Shakespeare Learn to obey if you want to command. - Anonymous Let thy child’s first lesson be obedience and second will be what thou wilt. - Benjamin Franklin The way of obedience at last brings to the door of salvation. - Guru Nanak You can not train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper. - Dagober Runes
2. 3. 4.
Book of Quotations # 275
Good men must not obey the laws too well. - R.W. Emerson
1. An extraordinary haste to discharge an obligation is a sort of ingratitude. - La Rochefoucanld It is well known to all great men, that by conferring an obligation they do not always procure a friend, but are certain of creating many enemies. - Henry Fielding Do not oblige to make debtors. - Anonymous
1. 2. 3. Obstinacy and heat in argument are surest proofs of folly. - Montaigne The obstinate man does not hold opinions, they hold him. - Samuel Butler Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth. - Joseph Joubert Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good cause. - Sir Thomas Browne
1. Absence of occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distress’d. - William Cowper The busy have no time for tears. - Byron Occupation is the scythe of time. - Napoleon Bonaparte
276 # Book of Quotations
1. 2. O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven. - Shakespeare : Hamlet Time to me this truth has taught, More offend from want of thought Than from any want of feeling. - Charles Swain Who fears to attend takes the first step to please. - Cibber
274. Office And Officer
1. The very essence of a free government consists in considering offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country, and not for the benefit of an individual or a party. - Calhoun (Speech, 1835) Public office is the last refuge of the incompetent. - Attributed to Boise Penrose Five things are requisite to a good officer : ability, clean hands, despatch, patience, and impartiality. - W. Penn High office is like a pyramid : only two kinds of animals reach the summit, reptiles and eagles. - D. Alambert
1. 2. Old is gold. - Anonymous To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. - Amiel Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. - Quoted by Bacon
Book of Quotations # 277
There is nothing more remarkable in the life of Socrates than that he found time in his old age to learn to dance and play on instruments, and thought it was time well spent. - Montaigne We can’t reach old age by another man’s road. - Mark Twain The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. - Oscar Wilde No man is really old until his mother stops worrying about him. - William Ryan The old order changeth, yielding place to new. - Alfred Tennyson Old age plants more wrinkles in the mind than in the face. - Alfred Tennyson
10. I love everything that is old : old friends, old times, old manners, old books and wine. - Oliver Goldsmith 11. Old men are dangerous; it does not matter to them what is going to happen to the world. - George Bernard Shaw 12. Old men are twice children. - Greek Proverb 13. Old bees yield no honey. - Proverb 14. When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old. - Mark Twain 15. Few know how to be old. - La Rochefoucauld 16. The evening of life brings with it its lamp. - Joseph Joubert
278 # Book of Quotations
17. There is nothing more beautiful in this world than a healthy wise old man. - Lin Yutang
276. Open Mind
1. His mind is open. Yes, it is so open that nothing is retained; ideas simply pass through him. - Francis Herbert Bradlers …but it ought not to be so open that there is no keeping anything in or out of it. It should be capable of shutting its doors sometimes, or it may be found a little draughty. - Samuel Butler
1. 2. As our inclinations, so our opinions. - Goethe He that complies against his will, Is of his own opinion still, Which he may adhere to, yet disown, For reasons to himself best known. - Butler Some praise at morning what they blame at night, But always think the last opinion right. - Pope The world is governed by opinion. - Thomas Hobbes It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse- races. - Mark Twain It requires ages to destroy a popular opinion. - F.M. Voltaire We are all of us, more or less, the slaves of opinion. - Thomas Hobbes The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skilful direct it. - Mme Jeanne Roland
6. 7. 8.
Book of Quotations # 279
It is more true to say that our opinions depend upon our lives and habits, than to say that our lives and habits depend on our opinions. - F.W. Robertson
10. The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. - Blake 11. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions. - James Russell Lowell 12. It is rare that the public sentiment decides immorally or unwisely, and the individual who differs from it ought to distrust and examine well his own opinion. - Jefferson 13. The superior man does not set his mind either for anything or against anything. - Confucius 14. When a man talks on any subject, he rather expresses the opinions of his garb or his fraternity, than his own, and will change them as of ten as he changes his situation and circumstances. - Rousseau 15. How do we spend our old age ? In defending opinions, not because we believe them to be true, but simply because we once said that we thought they were. - G.C. Lichtenberg 16. Opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making. - John Milton 17. Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John F. Kennedy 18. Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. - Albert Einstein
280 # Book of Quotations
19. Laws that do not embody public opinion can never be enforced. - Elbert Hubbard 20. The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one’s opinion but rather to know it. - Andre Maurois 21. Opinions can not survive if one has no chance to fight for them. - Thomas Mann
278. Optimism and pessimism
(A) Optimism :
1. God’s in his Heaven – All’s right with the world. - R. Browning One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake. - R. Browning He who, from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless sky thy certain fight, In the long way what I must tread alone, Will lead my steps aright. - William C. Bryant The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. - Havelock Ellis Who brought me hither Will bring me hence; no other guide I seek. - Milton : Paradise Regained One truth is clear, whatever is, is right. - Pope
Book of Quotations # 281
All is for the best in the best of possible worlds. - Voltaire Optimism : A cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing though in hot water up to its nose. - Anonymous Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. - Helen Keller Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. - Helen Keller Strong will and optimism are the greatest capital of man. This is the best day the world has ever seen. - Proverb Behold, we know not everything; I can but trust that good shall fall At last – far off – at last, to all, And every winter change to spring. - Lord A. Tennyson I am an optimist, but I’m an optimist who carries a raincot. - Harold Wilson Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, but it returneth ! - Percy Bysshe Shelley An optimist is one who makes the best of it when he gets the worst of it. - Anonymous A frog caught by a serpent, while sitting in the latter’s mouth with half its body already swallowed, puts out its tongue and tries to catch hold of the small flies that happen to come near it. - Sri Rama
17. Optimism : The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly. - Ambrose Bierce
282 # Book of Quotations
18. The latest definition of an optimist is one who fills up his crossword puzzle in ink. - Clement King Shorter
(B) Pessimism :
19. Pessimism : – When every thing is bad, it must be good to know the worst. - Francis Herbert Bradley 20. A pessimist ? A man who thinks everybody as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. - George Bernard Shaw 21. I hate the Pollyauna pest Who says that All is for the Best. - Franklin P. Adams 22. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. - James Branch Cabell 23. Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one the stars. - F. Langbridge 24. A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them. - D.O. Elynn 25. There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist. - Mark Twain 26. A pessimist is one who feels bad when he feels good for fear, he’ll feel worse when he feels better. - Anonymous 27. The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose. - Khalil Gibran 28. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill
Swift 2.Adolf Hitler In oratory the greatest art is to conceal art. .S.Voltaire 2.McL. . Aldrich Originality. Oratory 1. Wilson 30.R. .B. 4. . . 280.Smith An orator or author is never successful till he has learned to make his words smaller than his ideas. All epoch – making revolutionary events have been produced not by the written but by the spoken word.Dean W. 3. . Inge Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The optimist sees the doughnut. the hole.Emerson It is the first rule in oratory that a man must appear such as he would persuade others to be and that can be accomplished only by the force of his life. Radhakrishnan 31. Pessimism means that life on earth is not worth living unless it be in purity and detachment. I fear. Since Eden’s freshness and man’s fall No rose has been original. . . The pessimist. . No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird’s throat. 3. is too often only undetected and frequently unconscious plagiarism.Marie Ebner Eschenbach 279. . .Book of Quotations # 283 29.T. How happy are the pessimists! What joy is theirs when they have proved there is no joy. Originality 1.
Anonymous My guess is that well over 80 per cent of the human race goes through life without having a single original thought.284 # Book of Quotations 4.S.Thomas Campbell 281. 2. Mill Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it. Originality does not consist in saying what one has ever said before. Mencken I invent nothing. . . what you think yourself. Lichtenberg 3. . Stephen All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.L. .C. . 9. .Lao.K. .The Bible 11.Auguste Rodin A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great.H.Joshua Reynolds 5. I rediscover. but in saying exactly. .Franklin Jones 12. hardly lives for himself.J. .G. Others 1.J. For I fear I have nothing original in me– excepting the Original Sin. . 8. . 7. ✤✤✤ . There is nothing new under the sun. Originality is the art of concealing your source. 10. He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.Tse He who does not live in some degree for others. .Montaigne How happy many people would be if they cared about other people’s affair as little as about their own. 6.
succeed each other. . . 4.Dryden : The Indian Emperor One fire burns out another’s burning. and he only who knows how to accommodate himself in their returns.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet Nothing begins. and can wisely extract the good from the evil.Gautam Buddha The art of life is the avoiding of the pain. 8. One pain is lessen’d by another’s anguish. and nothing ends.John Dryden The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body. .William Hazlitt Pain is the outcome of sin.Syrus The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness then the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.Sterne 2. 5.Thomas Jefferson Pain and pleasure. like light and darkness. For we are born in other’s pain. And perish is our own. 3. . .Francis Thompson Sweet is pleasure after pain. That is not paid with moan. . but in rest from pain. 9. . . . Pain and Suffering (A) Pain : 1.Book of Quotations # 285 P 282. knows how to live. 7. . For all the happiness mankind can gain Is not in pleasure. 6.
Everything that depends on others gives pain. . To have become a deepest man is the privilege of those who have suffered. Birth is suffering. . O brethren are suffering. .Mahatama Gandhi 16. not the sword. Augustine 13.Anne Morrow Lindbergh 18. Old age is suffering. Suffering is the badge of human race. understanding. . All these things. I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches.Anonymus 17. God had one son on earth without sin. but never one without suffering. openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. patience. . since everyone suffers. all the world would be wise. To suffering must be added mourning. .Marcel Proust : The Sweet Cheat Gone 14.286 # Book of Quotations 10.St. love.Napoleon Bonaparte 15. If suffering alone taught. .Khalil Gibran 11. It requires more courage to suffer than to die. We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.Oscar Wilde . . Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. everything that depends on oneself gives pleaser.Manu (B) Suffering : 12. Disease is suffering. Death is suffering. Sorrow and misery are suffering. .
as power over materials. The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. sir. not as they are. Painting 1.T. differ nearly as much as a room with windows and a room without windows. .Oliver Cromwell A flattering painter who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be. thanks to their art and intelligence. . . 10. whether words or colours. 5.B.Goldsmith I mix them with my brains. but there are others. Emerson Style in painting is the same as in writing. 9.Sir Joshua Reynolds A picture has been said to be something between a thing and a thought.R. . by which conceptions or sentiments are conveyed. . . 4.Samuel Palmer 6. I will not pay you a shilling. .Karl Marx 283. A room with pictures and a room without pictures. 8.Pablo Picasso Pictures must not be too picturesque. transform a yellow spot into the sun.Book of Quotations # 287 19. 2. . 7. who. Macaulay There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot.W. ‘What do you mix your paints with? 3. The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature.John Gilbert . If you leave out the scars and wrinkles.John Opie (in reply to the question.Horace Paint me as I am. . . . A picture is a poem without words.
I say it’s mine.James Montgomery Here with a loaf of Bread beneath the Bough.F. that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth them.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat For he on honey dew hath fed. 4. Parents 1.John Singer Sargent 284. . If I like it. . Honour thy father and thy mother. 3. Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.W. 285. beyond compare. . If God hath made this world so fair. If I don’t. .T. . . Will paradise be found ? . I say it’s a fake. Where sin and death abound. a book of Verse– and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness– And Wilderness is Paradise now. Paradise 1.Pablo Picasso 11.Old Testament Next to God. 5. How beautiful. . Faber The loves that meet in Paradise shall cast out fear. And drunk the milk of paradise. And Paradise hath room for you and me and all. thy parents. A Flask of wine. . Coleridge O Paradise ! O Paradise ! Who doth not crave for rest ? Who would not seek the happy land Where they that love are blest ? .S.Penu 2.Christina Rossetti 2.288 # Book of Quotations 11.
sometimes they forgive them. . . and so are their griefs and fears. Is the sad tale of many a human heart. mad. . no love.Brian Tracy 286. . . . The joys of parents are secret.Oscar Wilde There is no friendship. .Bertrand Russell There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.Francis Bacon Children begin by loving their parents. Beecher Speaking personally. to love– and then to part. . Darrow 11.T. 6. like that of the parent for the child. Parting 1. 5.Proverb 4.W. 9. . to know. Coleridge . The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. as they grow older they judge them’.Peter De Vries Children when they are little make parents fools. 8. 7.Samuel Richardson Even an ugly child is the most beautiful to its parents.Book of Quotations # 289 3. To meet. you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings. I have found the happiness of parenthood greater than any other that I have experienced.S. If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon. 10. . when great.Clarence S.H.
hearted To sever for years.290 # Book of Quotations 2. Passion 1. 7. . good night ! parting is such sweet sorrow. . . Without it religion – history.Michael Drayton Good night. 5. . romance and art.John Gay Since there’s no help. When we two parted In silence and tears. there is an image of death. That I shall say good night till it be morrow.John Dryden 2. 5. Passion is universal humanity. alas ! must part.Disraeli The natural man has only two primal passions – to get and to beget. . 4.Byron : Whe We Two Parted Excuse me.. 287. Pale grew thy cheek and cold Colder thy kiss… . then! You know my heart.Emily Dickinson 3. . . . Half broken. ..George Eliot Parting is all we know of heaven. would be useless. 4.Thomas Hobbes Where passion rules.Sir William Osler Passions unguided are for the most part more madness. how weak does reason prove ? . let us kiss and part. . 3. . Come. And all we need of hell. But dearest friends.Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet In every parting. 6.Balzac Knowledge of mankind is a knowledge of their passions.
. and I will wear him In my heart’s core.Book of Quotations # 291 6. as it is with fire and water.Thomas Carlyle 10. . .Sir Roger L’ Estrange The worst of slaves is he whom passion rules. . Nothing changes more constantly than the past. 5.Emerson Not heaven itself upon the past has power. . But the tender grace of a day that is dead Will never come back to me. they are good servants but bad masters. In my heart of heart.Tennyson . 7. . You can never plan the future by the past.Anonymous 9. We are tomorrow’s past. The present is the living sum total of the past. 6. Past 1. should be past grief. . What is gone and past help. 2. .Longfellow Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.George Santayana 3. . . It is with our passions.G.Dryden Let the dead Past bury its dead. .Shakespeare : Hamlet 288. ay. Johnson The past is for us.W. .Brooke Give me that man That is not passion’s slave. 4. but the sole terms on which it can become ours are the subordination to the present. 8.Shakespeare 7. .Edmund Burke 8.
The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet. . . Smiling at grief. and it is both a burden and an inspiration. If you want the present to be different from the past. Patience 1.292 # Book of Quotations 11.Hitopadesa Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter.L. .Edward Thomas 17. . I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.Shakespeare : Othello She sat like patience on a movement. . God cannot alter the past but historians can. .Carl Sandburg 13. .J.Samuel Butler 15. modesty to a woman.Thomas Jefferson 14. How poor are they that have not patience ! What wound did ever heal but by degrees ? . Sweet memories of the past remembered in the sad present give no joy but pain. but I wouldn’t want to live there.Twelfth Night Patience is an ornament to a man. The past at least is secure.Shakespeare . The past is a good place to visit. . . study the past.Baruch Spinoza 16. 4. .Aristotle 2.Daniel Webster 18. .Anonymous 12. Nehru 289. The burden of the past pursues us. 3. for it drags us down and at the same time pushes us on. .
Bulwer He that can have patience can have what he will. But sweet will be the flower. . They also serve who only stand and wait. 10. which is never unwise.Andres Segovia . Our patience will achieve more than our force. .George Macdonald 6. and which certainly does not diminish with the increase of knowledge. . and we call it patience. . .Edmund Burke 12. Patience and perseverance overcome mountains. There is one form of hope.Book of Quotations # 293 5.Thomas Hardy 17. . 8. 7. 9. .William Cowper 14.Dr. that blending of moral courage with physical timidity. A man without patience is a lamp without oil. To know. A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. how to wait is the secret of success.Dutch Proverb 11.Mahatma Gandhi 13. . . Patience. The bud may have a bitter taste.Milton 15. In that form it changes its name. Maistre 16.Benjamin Franklin Adopt the pace of nature.Emerson A man who is master of patience is master of everything else. . . . her secret is patience. .Lord Halifax The principal part of faith is patience.
Wait. 4. . Never make a negative decision in the low time. Francis De Sales 19. . but instantly set about remedying them. . Patience is bearing the burden of life cheerfully. .294 # Book of Quotations 18.Margaret Thatcher 20.Shakespeare : Henry VI Who is here so vile that will not love his country ? . The storm will pass.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar The patriot’s blood’s the seed of Freedom’s tree. . 5. I’m extraordinary patient provided I get my own way in the end.Thomas Paine : Rights of Man 2. Thou fallest a blessed martyr. The spring will come. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods.Mahatma Gandhi 22.Anonymous One drop of blood drawn from the country’s bosom Should grieve thee more than streams of foreign gore.Robert Schuller 21. Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy country’s. Thy God’s. Have patience with all things. To lose patience is to lose the battle. and truth’s. .Thomas Campbell The world is my country. but chiefly have patience with yourself.Bhagwat Purana 290.St. . Patriotism 1. Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. . Then if thou fallest. . Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. . all mankind are my brethern and to do good is my religion. every day begin the task anew. Be patient. 3.
And they who for their country die Shall fill an honoured grave. 8.Abraham Lincoln 15. .Book of Quotations # 295 6. . my native land ? .Lord Byron A glorious death is his who for his country falls. our whole country. And beauty weeps the brave. He who loves not his country. Let our object be.Bertrand Russell 16. 7. till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.let us finish the work we are in. For glory lights the soldier’s tomb.John F.J. . . We call our language Mother Tongue. can love nothing. Who never to himself hath said. . Drake 11. .Daniel Webster (Address in 1825) 14. ask what you can do for your country.B. Kennedy 9. For us.Walter Scott 13.Homer You will never have a quite world. Breathes there a man with soul so dead. . We call our country Father Land. Shaw Ask not what your country can do for you. our country. 10.R.Mahatma Gandhi . and nothing but our country.. . with charity for all…. .Samuel Lover 12.G. to bind up the nation’s wounds. This is my own. patriotism is the same as the love of humanity. With malice towards none. . Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
W.Cicero It must be peace without victory.Albert Einstein Where there is no peace.C. it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed. .Gautama Buddha Since wars begain in the minds of men. our country ought to be lovely. : Constitution of the UNESCO 2.Woodrow Wilson Peace can not be kept by force.Milton I prefer the most unjust peace to the justest war that was ever waged. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone. 6.296 # Book of Quotations 17. . 8. No man can be a patriot on any empty stomach. .U. To make us love our country. 5. .N. .Swami Dayanand Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. . Brann 18. Peace and peace of mind 1. 4. . 7. . it can only be achieved by understanding.La Rochefoucauld Perfect peace can dwell only where all vanity has disappeared. . . Peace hath her victories No less renown’d than war. there is no limit of suffering.Edmund Burke 19. . .Edith Cavell (in 1915) 291. 3.Emerson If we have not peace within ourselves. it is in vain to seek it from outside sources. Patriotism is not enough. 9. .
Lord Russell 12.R. Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst. Those who love and keep peace.Book of Quotations # 297 10. Christ preached peace when he preached love. Thus peace found in total self. justice. . .Winfield Scott 11. . Who so forsaketh all desires and goeth onwards free from yearnings.N. when he preached the oneness of the father with the brothers who are so many. and destroyeth all the troubles mankind endureth. Peace won by compromise is usually a short. And this was the truth of peace. Our goal must be – not peace in our time– but peace for all time. .. mental and spiritual within themselves. . nations should avoid the pin.Napoleon 13.Henry Van Dyke 14.shots.Lin Yutang . a disposition for benevolence. he goes to peace.Spinoza 20.lived achievement.Srimadbhagwad Gita 17. Truman 15. Peace is not absence of war. . preserve the force of nature– physical.Goswami Tulsidass 18. . If peace cannot be maintained with honour. . it is a virtue. confidence. . Tagore 19. If they want peace.Atharva Veda 16. is altogether pure and spotless. it is no longer peace. selfless and without egoism. a state of mind. . A peace which depends upon fear is nothing but a suppressed war. .surrender to God.pricks that precede canon.Harry S.
. All the people like us are we. Than swords. There is no greater peace than that of a pure mind.Ella Wheeler Wilcox The voice of the people is the voice of God. 293. . their passions a quotation. You can decide which type of person you want to be. .Bulwer.Charles Kettering The two kinds of people on earth that I mean Are the people who lift and the people who lean. 4. their lives a mimicry.Oscar Wilde There are three types of people in this world : those who make things happen. Pen is mightier than the sword. 5.Rudyard Kipling Most people are other people.The Mother 22.298 # Book of Quotations 21. Pen 1. more sharp by odds.John Taylor A pen becomes a clarion. I have chosen yo be in the first group.Mary Kay Ash People are very open.Longfellow 3. And everyone else is They. . and cut more keen than whips or rods. The Bible 292. . 6. those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. 3. 2. Blessed are the peacemakers. . People 1. . .minded about new things– as long as they’re exactly like the old ones. .Alcuin 2. Their thoughts are some one else’s opinions.Lytton Pens are most dangerous tools. . .
Book of Quotations # 299 7. .Old Testament Most people judge others either by the company they keep. Morgan) No doubt but ye are the people. the most valuable and most decisive is people.M. The people are like water and the army is the fish.Joseph Stalin .Thomas Carlyle 13.Abraham Lincoln 14. The Lord prefers common.Mao . . people that write.E. .Tung 15. creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity. . Voltaire 16. 9. let us remember. slow to believe in actualities. 10. When the people undertake to reason all is lost. People have one thing in common : they are all different. When dealing with people. or by their fortune. . . but you can’t fool all of the people all the time. You can fool some of the people all the time. What people say behind your back is your standing in the community in which you live. Howe 11. . . and wisdom shall die with you.Tse. The world may be divided into people that read. we are not dealing with creatures of logic. All great people are conservatives. It is time to realize that of all the valuable capital the world possesses.Dale Carnegie 17.looking people. .La Rochefaucauld 8.Lincoln (quoted by J. .W. people that think and fox hunters. . That is the reason He made so many of them. .Shenstone 12. We are dealing with creatures of emotion.Robert Zend 18.F.
8. When people suddenly become prosperous.Lord Chesterfield The heights by great men reached and kept. .Bishop Joseph Hall The intellect of man is forced to choose Perfection of the life.W. . Peter 20. . . . they are like kites flown by the priests and the politicians who hold the string.300 # Book of Quotations 19. 7. or of the work. and perfection is no trifle.Michelangelo (quoted by C.J.H. . while their companions slept.W. they also become preposterous. 6. 5.Lawrence J. the people perish. Yeats Take away the idea of perfection and you take away enthusiasm. . Were toiling upward in the night. . Rousseau Aim at perfection in everything– though in most things it is unattained. 2.The Bible 294. Colton) The pursuit of perfection. 4. But they. Perfection 1. . . When there is no vision.Matthew Arnold And has this simile a like perfection ? The mind is like a bat. Trifles make perfection.Richard Purdy Wilbur Perfection is the child of Time. .C. Were not attained by sudden flight.J. Longfellow 3. then.B. . Most of the men and women today are not free and wise.Har Dayal 21. is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
Robert Hillyer 295.W.Salvador Dali 11. and the other from a strong won’t. . 6. . . ‘Tis a lesson you should heed : Try. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.J.E. try.Book of Quotations # 301 9.Julie Andrews Great works are performed not by strength.New Testament : Matthew 10. Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world. 4. Perseverance 1. If at first you don’t succeed Try. try. .Bruyere 2. . ‘Sail on! Sail on ! Sail on ! and on !’ . . but by perseverance. . By ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Hickson ‘Brave admiral. try again. 5. Goethe 12. . .you’ll never reach it.W. . that one often comes from a strong will. Have no fear of perfection. try again. and no honours are too distant for the man who prepares himself for them with patience.Samuel Johnson The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is.Joaquin Miller : Columbus Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.Henry Ward Beecher No road is too long to the man who advances deliberately and without haste. say but one good word : What shall we do when hope is gone ?’ The words leapt like a leaping sword. 3. Certain flaws are necessary for the whole.
. my son. 2. . .Plato It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.Mahatma Gandhi God befriends the man who climbs determination’s height.Francis Bacon Philosophy. Philosophy is the highest music. 7. Philosophy. . And there you have our difference : to be in hell is to drift : to be in heaven is to steer. . Consider the postage stamp. is nothing but the love of wisdom. Horatio.G. if rightly defined. 296. 9. Then are dreamt of in your philosophy. . . 5. its usefulness consists in sticking to one thing till it gets there. 4. Shaw A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism. but depth in philosophy bringeth man’s minds about to religion.Shakespeare There are more things in heaven and earth. .Cicero 3.302 # Book of Quotations 7. .Santayana For there was never yet philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently. .Panchatantra 8.Shakespeare : Hamlet The philosopher is Nature’s pilot. Philosopher 1.B. 6.Josh Billings Perseverance opens up treasures which bring perennial joy. .
Michel De Montaigne 11. . philosophy is what you don’t know. Philosophy : unintelligible answers to insoluble problems. Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher. Philosophy is nothing but a sophisticated poetry. .Plato 19. Philosophy as a general rule is like the stirring mud or not letting a sleeping dog lie. .Book of Quotations # 303 8. .Bertrand Russell 10. and philosophy begins in wonder.Plutarch 12.W. The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good are the two most important objects of philosophy. Philosophy is the science which considers truth. Higher education results in philosophy and philosophy is a guide to action.A. . .N. . 9. Philosophy is the art of living.S.H. Radhakrishnan 17.Rajneesh . Philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. Philosophy is thinking about reality speculatively. Beecher 13. . .Aristotle Science is what you know. .Samuel Butler 18. Philosophy asks the simple question : What is it all about ? .Voltaire 14. . Whitehead 16.Henry Adams 15.
. Pleasure is the absence of pain.Charles Lamb 3. and I am to do what I please. learn to please.Charles Churchill 3. is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident. . . 2. 4. .M. Sweet the pleasure. Please 1.Proverb He who is pleased with nobody is much more unhappy than he with whom nobody is pleased. . It is hard to please everyone. . They are to say what they please.Aaron Burr Rich the treasure.La Bruyere The greatest pleasure I know. 298. .T.Frederick The Great But that’s all one.La Rochefoucauld My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfies us both.304 # Book of Quotations 297. 4. . . the most sensible of all pleasures consists in promoting the pleasure of others. 2.Dryden The most delicate. Sweet is pleasure after pain. Pleasure 1. and pleasure my business. our play is done.Shakespeare If you mean to profit. 5. 5. . . And we’ll strive to please you everyday. Cicero The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure.
when he is really selling himself a slave to it.Robert Frost 2.William Hazlitt Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure. The last pleasure in life is the sense of discharging our duty. but never of those we give. . and then enjoys pleasures.Benjamin Franklin 7. . while it laughs it dies. the knave takes pleasure. . The human body is a theatre of pleasure and pain.Lord Sri Krishna 11. that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically. and then suffers pain. and they come into being with the self of a man. He whose heart is not attached to the objects of sense finds pleasures within himself.J. Poem.Ravindra Nath Tagore 12. A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language. Petit.Senn The honest man takes pains. .Benjamin Franklin We tire of those pleasures we take. .William Wordsworth 13. Pleasures newly found are sweet When they lie about our feet.Diane Ackerman It (poem) begins in delight and ends in wisdom. . 8. . . .Garuda Puran 299.Book of Quotations # 305 6. Poet and Poetry (A) Poem : 1. 9. Pleasure is frail like a dewdrop. . . 10.
(Old Latin phrase) Read from some humble poet.William Wordsworth . . A poet can survive everything but a misprint. No man was ever yet a great poet. .Longfellow : The Day Is Done A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer it’s own solitude with sweet sounds.B. As showers from the clouds of summer. It is easier to write a mediocre poem than to understand a good poem. (B) Poet : 7. . Or tears from the eyelids start. The poet is the rock of defence for human nature.Archibald Macleish Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down. . A poet is born. Shelley 9.P.Anon.306 # Book of Quotations 3. .Coleridge 11.Emerson 12. 10.Plato 13.Oscar Wilde 14. . not made. without at the same time being a profound philosopher. . . Shelley A poem should not mean But be. 5. B. . .Michel De Montaigne A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth. All men are poets at heart.Robert Frost 4. Every man is a poet when he is in love. .P. 6. 8. Whose songs gushed from his heart. .
Remember me a little then.William Cowper 17. . One merit of poetry few persons will deny : it says more and in fewer words than prose. The idle singer of an empty day.William Morris (C) Poetry : 19.Voltaire . There is a pleasure in poetic pains which only poets know. We are all poets when we read a poem well. .Tennyson : The Princess 25. I pray. The bards sublime. and history only the particular.Horace 15. Wordsworth 21. Jewels five. Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. for poetry expresses the universal.words long That on the stretch’d finger of all Time Sparkle for ever. . My definition of pure poetry.W. Poetry is the wisdom married to immoral verse. . something that the poet creates outside of his own personality.George Moore 23.Thomas Carlyle 18. . . Wordsworth 20. . Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history. .Book of Quotations # 307 15.Aristotle 22.Longfellow : The Day is Done 24.W. Poets are the first teachers of mankind. Whose distant footsteps echo Through the corridors of time. . . .
Samuel Johnson 3.William Hazlitt 300. . Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.Matthew Arnold 28.308 # Book of Quotations 26. Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. . Poetry is truth dwelling in beauty. that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention.John Keats 29.Edgar Allan Poe 31. Politeness 1. Poetry is at bottom a criticism of life. when they are told to him by a person who knows nothing about them. . .Madame De Stael A polite man is one who listens with interest to things he knows all about. . Politeness is the art of selecting among one’s real thoughts. . .Samuel Johnson 32. All that is worth remembering of life is the poetry of it.De Mormay Politeness is fictitious benevolence.Shakespeare : Henry V 27. The poetry of earth is never dead.Voltaire 35. O for a muse of fire. Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth. B. . . . . Shelley 34. . Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read.Gilfillan 30.P. . 2.Wilson 33. Poetry is the intellect coloured by feelings. .
Henry George : Social Problems He serves his party best who serves the country best. bow low.Adolf Hitler : Mein Kampf 2. 4. Bear this in mind : Be deaf and blind. 7. then you must tell them the crudest and most stupid things. . . 301. 5. You cannot adopt politics as a profession and remain honest. . Arbuthnot In politics if thou wouldest mix And mean thy fortunes be.Dr. Hayes If you wish the sympathy of broad masses. 1933) Man is a political animal. Politician Politics : 1.Burns We cannot safely leave politics to politicians. .Book of Quotations # 309 4. . .Lord Chesterfield If you bow at all.Proverb 5. 6. 6. 3.Bismark To be over polite is to be rude. Jan. or political economy to college professors.Aristotle All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies. . write diplomatically. Politeness and good breeding are absolutely necessary to adorn any or all other qualities or talents. . . 7. 17.Rutherford B. even in declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness. .Louis McHenry Howe : (Address. Let great folks hear and see. . Politics.Chinese Proverb Be polite. .
A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage. An honest politician is one who.Shakespeare .Ambrose Bierce 13.Edward Herriat 11. all politics is Apple Sauce.horse.310 # Book of Quotations 8.Theodore Parker 10. . A politician : One who would circumvent God. 9. . .Robert Louis Stevenson 18. . Real politics is the possession and distribution of power. . Politics is a business of profound promises. . .Benjamin Franklin 14. . Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. Politics is like a race. . . . is nothing but corruption.Disraeli 17. There is no gambling like politics. . Politics.C.Proverb 15.Simon Cameron 20.W.Will Rogers Politics is the science of exigencies.Henry Adam 16. Politics : The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. Hudson Politician : 19. as the word is commonly understood. will stay bought. Public office is a public trust. . Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary. I tell you folks.Jonathan Swift 12. when he is bought.
To be positive : to be mistaken at the top of one’s voice.Albert Camus 302. Malthus No country can be over populated.Nikita Khrushchev 27. Is that the one is in.Keith Preston 23. . . . subsistence only increases in an arithmetic ratio. . .L. Population when unchecked. The only difference. 303. after all their rout. A politician is an animal who can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground. . They promise to build bridges even where there are no rivers. increases in a geometrical ratio.Artemus Ward 24.J. Population 1. Nehru 2. Here lies beneath this mossy stone A politician who Touched a live issue without gloves And never did come to. Positive 1.Book of Quotations # 311 21. Men who have greatness within them don’t go in for politics. I’m not a politician and my other habits are good. Politicians are the same everywhere. .Ambrose Bierce . if there is work for everyone. R. .J. Clarke 26.Charles Churchill 22. . The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks of the next election and a statesman thinks of the next generation.T. the other out.Anonymous 25. .F.
. but an inconvenience. . . Seneca This mournful truth is everywhere confess’d. we will do anything for the poor man. 6.L. but poverty of soul. 7. .Henry Ward Beecher Poverty of goods is easily cured. the Haves and the Have Nots. Slow rises worth. very good in maxims and sermons. you are right. . 3. that is poor. .Cervantes Poverty is no vice.Henry Ford 304. . Poverty 1.Samuel Johnson : London 2. impossible.William Cobbett That amid our highest civilisation men faint and die with want is not due to the niggardliness of nature. by poverty depress’d. . 5.John Florio To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.A. but to the injustice of man. anything but get off his back. 4. If you think you can or if you can’t. 8. but he who desires more. . . but very bad in practical life. 9.Henry George Yes. There are only two families in the world. .Leo Tolstoy Poverty is very good in poems. but very bad in the house.Montaigne It is not the man who has little.312 # Book of Quotations 2.
let him become a nucleus of diseases.R. . .William Cowper .Aristotle 13.George Bernard Shaw 19.W. Now what does this. . If a free society cannot help the many who are poor. Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor. despised.Book of Quotations # 313 10. . And flesh and blood so cheap ! .Anonymous 17. . . let him be a standing exhibition and example of ugliness and dirt. A good poor man is better than a good rich man because he has to resist more temptations. Kennedy 16. and what troubles the rich is the money they can’t keep. Blessed be ye poor : for yours is the Kingdom of God. O God ! That bread should be so dear. . let him be poor.New Testament : Luke 11.Old Testament 12.John F. mean? It means let him be weak.W. What troubles the poor is the money they can’t get. Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.R. forgot. Poor though I am. ignorant. it cannot save the few who are rich. my God ! forget me not. Livingstone 18. He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord. Emerson 14.James Baldwin 15. The greatest man in history was the poorest. . . . yet God.Hood 20.
and absolute power corrupts absolutely. but when intoxicated by power.Lord Acton Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those. Pollutes what’re it touches. 9. 3.Shelley Wherever I found a living creature. like a desolating pestilence.J. Nehru . there I found the will to power. . Power. . the more dangerous the abuse. Byrnes Lust of power is the most fragrant of all the passions. . Power of Mind 1. 4. . . these three lead life to sovereign power. he seldom recovers. . self– control.314 # Book of Quotations 305.James F.Erich Fromm 11. 6. dazzles the beholder and also the wearer. .William Pitt The greater the power. The lust for power is not rooted in strength but in weakness.reverence.Alfred Tennyson 2.Edmund Burke Power. 8. . who possess it. . like the diamond.Colton Power intoxicates men. .knowledge. 7. The appetite for unrestrained power grows with use. 10. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol. .L. he can recover.Tacitus Self. Power. 5. self.Nietzsche Power tends to corrupt.
there love is lacking.Swami Vivekanand 306. they illumine. . corrupt power. Power does not corrupt men. Cicero We must practice what we preach. . we will fall on evil days.Book of Quotations # 315 12. there is no will to power. Constant practice often excels even talent. Power is essentially a moral and one of the most important skills to acquire is the ability to see circumstances rather than good or evil. Shaw 16. .Robert Greene : The 48 Laws of Power 15. Our opportunities are great but let me warn you that when power outstrips ability.Oprah Winfrey 18. I think education is power. The one is the shadow of the other.T. 2. if they get into a position of power. and where power predominates.M.G. .Carl Gustav Jung Power of Mind : 19. Radhakrishnan 13. Practice 1. . Where love rules. .Seneca 17. . The powers of the mind are the rays of the sun dissipated.Mahatma Gandhi 14. but fools. He who has great power should use it lightly.B.Anonymous . . .S. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves. Power comes from sincere service. . When they are concentrated.
2. Practice makes a man perfect.T.Oscar Wilde Common people do not pray. .Proverb 307. . . 9. . .S. They never sought in vain that sought the Lord alright ! . 8. .Charles M. Coleridge Ah ! a seraph may pray for a sinner But a sinner must pray for himself. 6. he must fast and be clean. 4.Emily Dickinson In prayer the lips ne’er act the winning part Without the sweet concurrence of the heart. He made and loveth all. they only beg. . who loveth us.Tennyson When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.316 # Book of Quotations 3.G. 5. Dickinson Of course I prayed – And did God Care ? He cared as much As on the air A bird had stamped her foot And cried “Give me !” .B.Burns Who so will pray. Shaw 3.Herrick : The Heart More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. Prayer 1. make his body lean. For the dear God. . 7. And fat his soul. .Chaucer He prayeth best who loveth best All things both great and small.
the third charity in God’s name.Phillips Brooks 12. Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening. . The answer to our prayer may be the echo of our resolve. . Our prayer should be for blessings in general. Who rises from Prayer a better man.George Meredith 14. Prayer is the voice of faith. . . in the same way do I fulfil their desires. Prayer doesn’t change things. in its simplest definition. 16. It changes people and they change things. the second what is right.Anon.Martin Luther . . five times for prayers and five names of them .Khalil Gibran 11.The first should be truth. the fourth good intentions. A prayer. . . There are five prayers. In whatever way men invoke upon me. . . . would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.Mahatma Gandhi 13.John Bunyan 19. his prayer is answered. You pray in your distress and in your need.Book of Quotations # 317 10.Bhagwat Gita 18.Guru Nanak 20. is merely a wish turned heavenward. the fifth the praise and glory of God.Lord Samuel 17. . for God knows best what is good for us.Socrates 15. In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
. + + + + + + + You cannot stumble if you are on your knees. He preaches well who lives well.Cervantes Preach not because you have to say something. 5. but because you have something to say.318 # Book of Quotations 21. 4. but you are surprised to find it done at all. . 2. . . .Plautus It is a good divine that follows his own instructions : I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Sir. . .Anonymous 308. A Prayer – O Lord. It is not done well. Give me work to do Give me health Give me joy in simple things Give me an eye for beauty A tongue for truth A heart that loves A mind that reasons A simpathy that understands Give me neither malice nor envy But a true kindness And a noble common sense At the close of each day Give me a lrok ! And a friend with whom I can be silent. than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teachings.Samuel Johnson 3. Preaching 1. a woman preaching is like a dog walking on his hind legs.Richard Whateley Practice yourself what you preach.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. . 3. 6.Jefferey I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.Martin Luther King’Jr.F. It is never too late to give up your prejudices. .Thoreau .Samuel Johnson 7. A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support. Prejudice is the child of ignorance. . 4.Voltaire 10. Prejudice 1. . . .Clint Eastwood 8.M. 5. . 2. . I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is.Albert Einstein 9. . Prejudice is the reasoning of the stupid. . the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.Ambrose Bierce Prejudice is an opinion without judgment. Voltaire Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.William Hazlitt Prejudice not being founded on reason cannot be removed by argument.Book of Quotations # 319 309.
Tomorrow has not yet come.Longfellow : A Psalm of Life Ah. 3. and let the credit go.act in the living Present ! Heart within. 5. Present 1. Willkie Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press. Press 1.Winston Churchill Yesterday is gone.Shakespeare Devote each day to the object this time. and God o’erhead ! . and that cannot be limited without being lost. . take the cash. and every evening we find something done.Thomas Jefferson 2.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat Every present joy or sorrow seems the chief.320 # Book of Quotations 310.Wendell L. . trusting the tomorrow as little as uou can. . . 7. .Mother Teresa 2. . 8. . . we shall find we have lost the future.Goethe Seize the present day. 6. 311. however pleasant ! Let the dead Past bury its dead ! Act. Let us begin. . Trust no Future. We have only to day.Abraham Maslow If we open a quarrel between the past and present. Freedom of the press is the staff of life for any vital democracy. Nor head the rumble of a distant dream! .Horace The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness. 4.
The beggar is taxed for a corner to die in. .Macaulay The press is more powerful than the sword. Then hail to the Press ! chosen guardian of freedom! Strong sword.Hester H.Sir R. 312. We bargain for the graves we lie in. 4.Sir Henry Wotton 4. who comes and shrives us. men by themselves are priced – For thirty pieces Judas sold himself. It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them. . The priest hath his fees. Walpole The real price of everything is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. Cholmondeley Earth gets price for what Earth gives us.Horace Greeley The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a fourth estate of the realm.J. 6. 3. a news-writer is a man without virtue who lies at home for himself. 313.Alfred Adler . Lowell All those men have their price.Anonymous An Ambassador is a man of virtue sent to lie abroad for his country. . . Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold.Book of Quotations # 321 3. Still as of old. .arm of justice! bright sunbeam of truth! . Principle 1. At the devil’s booth are all things sold.R. Price 1.Adam Smith 2. not Christ. . . . 5.
David Hume Moderation in temper is always a virtue but moderation in principle is always a vice.322 # Book of Quotations 2. 3. Brothels with bricks of Religion. that soar above. Prison 1. If I have freedom in my love.Thomas Paine 4.William Hazlitt When you say that you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out. 6. Angels alone. Cooper The slaving poor are incapable of any principles. 314. the true place for a just man is also a prison.Bismarck Greater principles seldom escape working injustice in particular things. 5. 3. And in my soul am free. Minds innocent and quite take That for an hermitage. . . Enjoy such liberty. .William Blake Under a government which imprisons any unjustly. . 4. Nor iron bars a cage.Thoreau Stone walls do not a prison make.Lovelace Whilst we have prisons it matters little which of us occupies the cells. Principle is a passion for truth. .Bernard Shaw 2. .J. Prisons are built with stones of Law.F. . . . .
Problems are the price of progress. what could I read ? And third. 3. .Anthony Robbins Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles. the answer will come out of it. . Shaw 6. And that each day is like a year.Jim Rohn . 2. The only people without problems are in cemeteries. .Book of Quotations # 323 5.Oscar Wilde 315. 7. Or whether Laws be wrong : All that we know who lie in gaol Is that the wall is strong.G. Good news weakens me. they toughen and make strong. Scott Peck 5. To solve any problem. what could I do ? Second. Don’t bring me anything but trouble.M. . I know not whether Laws be right. who could I ask ? . 5. People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.Charles Kettering If we can really understand the problem.Norman Vincent Peale 8. . . . because the answer is not separate from the problem.B. here are three questions to ask yourself : First.Charles Kettering A problem well stated is a problem half solved. .Jiddu Krishnamurti It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. A year whose days are long. Problems 1.
carries a responsibility with it. . Procrastination 1. The patient dies while the physician sleeps. . People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now.Shakespeare : The Rape of Lucrece Procrastination is the thief of time.C. . 3.Seneca 2. 9. . Avarice is sporting while infection breeds. 7.Edward Young Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.Wayne Dyer Procrastination is the fear of success. Bohn Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. 8. Because success is heavy. it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “some day I’ll ” philsophy. you’ll get run over if you just sit there. . .Donald Marquis Even if you are on the right track.Mark Twain One of these days is none of these days. Justice is feasting while the widow weeps. The orphan pines while the oppressor feeds. .Denis Waitley While we are postponing. 5. . 6.324 # Book of Quotations 316. . life speeds by.H.Billings . 4.Will Rogers Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. . 10.
goes but to build up great fortunes. . .R. man is not man as yet. 8. . Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold and from stake to stake. that each tomorrow Brings us farther than today. . 5.Adlai Stevenson 4. 6. . 7.Longfellow : A Psalm of Life Progress is the law of life. 9.W. progress is not real and cannot be permanent. Is our destined end or way.Havelock Ellis So long as all the increased wealth which modern progress brings.Herbert Spencer The people who live in the past must yield to the people who live in the future. . 2. What we call progress is the exchange of one Nuisance for another Nuisance.J. But to act. . Progress 1. and not sorrow. Goethe Progress is not an accident but a necessity. to increase luxury. .Henry George : Progress and Poverty 3. . Otherwise the world would begin to turn the other way round.Arnold Bennett All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular position. . and make sharper the contest between the House of Have and the House of Want. Browning Nature knows no pause in progress and development.Wendell Phillips Not enjoyment. it is a part of nature.Book of Quotations # 325 317.
Witter Bynner 12.Tennyson 17.R. Men.. and perform according to our fears. . Intellectually.J. Promise 1.D. he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilization.G.Lenin 13. Let us progress ourselves. Not to the top. men. . . Could have been solved when it was small. it is the best way of making the others’ progress.La Rochefoucauld . Without the idea of progress life is a corrupting mash. it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.The Mother 318. and it happens in the history of nations. .Disraeli 14.C. . .It happens in the lives of individuals. From lower to the higher next. . ever reaping something new : That which they have done but earnest of the things that they should do. the direction of all true progress is toward greater freedom. Lowell 16. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much. Wells 18. . two steps back….326 # Book of Quotations 10. Roosevelt 11.. as well as politically.N. .F. One step forward. is Nature’s text . . We promise according to our hopes. my brothers.H. the workers. The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries. Bovee 15. The biggest problem in the world.
.is that their capital should be dear and human beings cheap. 6. . . . . Property 1. 4.has a much higher interest in the government than the man who has little or no property. That keep the word of promise to our ear.H. 5. . 319. is a promise.T. And be these juggling fiends no more believ’d. 4.Shakespeare : Macbeth An acre of performance is worth the whole world of promise.Jeremy Benthan Property is the fruit of labour : property is desirable.John Adams 3. .Book of Quotations # 327 2. .B. it is a positive good.James Howell He who is the most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it. where property exists. And break it to our hope. Tawney The man who has half a million dollars in property….Samuel Johnson 3. . 2.Abraham Lincoln The interest of those who own the property used in industry…. That patter with us in a double sense. 5. there will be struggle between the rich and the poor. The magic of property turns sand to gold. .Noah Webster In every society. is the soul of an advertisement.R. . Washington Promise.Rousseau Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise..
not a deity to be worshipped. . the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. .among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty. 3. Who never climbs as rarely falls. 6. 320. and affect no wit.Henrik Ibsen 2. . . with propriety. and have certain inherent rights…. Prudence 1.G.G. could have placed prudence before it.George Herbert Property is only instrument to be used.The Bible (of Jesus) What’s man’s first duty ? The answer is brief – To be himself. Prudence is a universal virtue.Whittier A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them.328 # Book of Quotations 6. nothing they assume. . with the means of acquiring and possessing property. they in silence sit. .George Mason Property destroys the fools and endangers the wise. . . Goodrich Observe the prudent. . But know the useful art of acting dumb. 4.S. They hazard nothing. which enters into the composition of all the rest. since without prudence fortitude is madness. Crabbe : Tales . Display no learning.Anonymous 7. but he right. 8. All men are created equally free and independent. .The Patron Who never wins can rarely lose.Voltaire Aristotle is praised for naming fortitude as the first of the virtues. 5.
Bruce Patterson . and keep your powder dry. .Emerson 14.Mahatma Gandhi 16.Oliver Cromwell The man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears.Proverb 321. Augustine 12.Anonymous 9. . when a beautiful girl enters the room.Anatole France Prudent man walks warily under all circumstances. . . It is not good to wake a sleeping hound. personality. .Book of Quotations # 329 7.hand. the evil is dissipation.Geoffrey Chaucer 15. for anything from the uncertain events of the future. Prudence is the knowledge of what is to be sought and what is to be avoided. . . . True prudence lies in total development of inner. There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence. .Colton 17. my boys. A man is undoubtedly an artist and creator. . The one prudence in life is concentration.Mahabharata 11. Put your trust in God. . and holds his mind from wavering when danger comes. watches everybody else. The wiseman will scent danger before. 8. 10. .Dr. Psychology 1. not only external. Psychologist : A man who. Never neglect the opportunity of keeping your mouth shut. Annie Bhanl 13.St.
Behrman The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy. If you are paranoid.Joey Adams Hello. .Anonymous A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing. 6. If you are obsessive . .depressive. 5. That is probably the reason mothers cry at weddings. If you are co. No one will answer. .delusional. . we know who you are and what you want.dependent. Just stay on the line so we can trace the call.Rodney Dangerfield Psychiatrists say girls tend to marry men like their fathers. 9. If you are manic. . please ask someone to press 2 If you have multiple personalities.N.Sigmund Freud 3. 10. Psychic Infection : He thinks by infection. I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist. press 3. press 1 repeatedly.S. welcome to the psychiatric hotline. catching on opinion like a cold. 4. Makes quite simple people feel they’re complex. . . 5 and 6.Anonymous Psychoanalysis : A wonderful discovery.330 # Book of Quotations 2.compulsive.Tammy Faye Bakker I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous– everyone hasn’t met me yet. Psychiatry must be the only business where the customer is always wrong. 7. .John Ruskin . . 4.Anon. it doesn’t matter which number you press. 8.
What we all public opinion is generally public sentiment.E. . . selfish.Lytton Private opinion is weak.Hazlitt : Table Talk Nothing is more dangerous than the influence of private interests on public affairs.G.Thomas Caryle Laws that do not embody public opinion can never be enforced. 323. 8.J. The public has neither shame nor gratitude. . but public opinion is almost omnipotent.Book of Quotations # 331 322. stupid.William Hazlitt The miscellaneous collection of a few wise and many foolish individuals. .J. Public Opinion : 5. Public and public opinion Public : 1. Publicity is the greatest moral factor and force in our public life. pitiless. .Elbert Hubbard When the people have no tyrant. their own public opinion becomes one.J.S. .Joseph Publizer . 6. . envious.H. Mill There is not a more mean. 2. Rousseau 3. called the public. ungrateful animal than the public. Publicity 1. dastardly. . Stowe 7. Bulwer .B. 4. spiteful. .
332 # Book of Quotations 2.Noah Webster I never knew an enemy to puns who was not an ill-natured man. . and it has made a man of me. 5.Louis XVIII It is a good rule to be early. Without publicity there can be no public support and without public support every nation must decay. . Pun 1. . -Joseph Addison 3. Punctuality 1. . 325. so that if you are late you’ll be on time. Punctuality is a sign of great men.Lord Nelson 4. One time I saw a mountain pass. . 4.Anonymous Punctuality is the politeness of kings.Oliver Herford The seeds of punning are in the minds of all men.Benjamin Franklin 324. 3. My sense of hearing weak. But could not hear its peak. . 2.Cecil I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time. . .Charles Lamb Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike are least able to utter them. . and though they may be subdued by reason. reflection and good sense. Punning is the low species of wit. 2. . they will be very apt to shoot up in the greatest genius.Poe My sense of sight is very keen.
. for a guiltless man is hard to find.Aristotle The fear of punishment may be necessary to suppression of vice.Aristotle To whole world is kept in order by punishment. .William Hazlitt Men are not hanged for stealing horses. but it also suspends the finer motives to virtue. . 3. . Punishment 1. Punishment brings wisdom.Manu 2.Book of Quotations # 333 326. .S.Milton The punishment of criminals should be of use. . 7. 8. 4. . it is the healing art of wickedness.New Testament : Matthew . Pure.Plato Punishment is a sort of medicine.Lord Halifax But that two. Puritan 1. Blessed are the pure in heart : for they shall see God. . through fear of world punishment the whole yields the enjoyments which it owes.handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once. 5.W. . but that horses may not be stolen.Voltaire My object all sublime I shall achieve in timeTo let the punishment fit the crime – The punishment fit the crime. 327. 9. when a man is hanged he is good for nothing. Gilbert We withdraw our wrath from the man who admits that he is justly punished. 6. and smite no more. .
My strength is as the strength of ten. 4. .334 # Book of Quotations 2. Mencken 3.Blaise Pascal Unto the pure all things are pure. . and seldom even ordinarily respectable. . Chesterton The great artists of the world are never puritans. 6.K. 5. ✤✤✤ .H.Titus A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.L.Tennyson The stream is always pure at its source. . Because my heart is pure.G. .
329. Those who in quarrels interpose. everything is beautiful when they have passed.Seneca Nothing endures but personal qualities. . Quality 1. .B. .Shakespeare : Hamlet In quarrelling the truth is always lost. . .John Gay : Fables Beware Of entrance to a quarrel. 3. . Quarrel 1. 6. but being in. 2. . .R.Syrus The quarrel is a very pretty quarrel as it stands. 3. Sheridan Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only one side.Book of Quotations # 335 Q 328. . . It is quality rather than quantity that counts. 4. we must also have the management of them. . Must often wipe a bloody nose.Ray Kroc It is not enough to have great qualities.La Rochefoucauld Popularity is not a guarantee of quality.Walt Whitman : Leaves of Grass The quality of an individual is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. 5. . we should only spoil it by trying to explain it. 5.Anonymous 2.Indira Gandhi 4. Bear’t that the opposed may beware of thee.La Rochefoucauld The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms.
they get better answers. . .Rudyard Kipling (following the story ‘Elephant’s Child’ in ‘Just So Stories’) 3.half of wisdom. 3.English Proverb Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential. . . Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. 331. A prudent question is one. Successful people ask better questions.336 # Book of Quotations 7. .Syrus 6. .Anthony Robbins A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. . 2. . and as a result.Samuel Johnson A quotation in a speech. 4. And think they grow immortal as they quote. Question And Answer 1.Anthony Robbins It is not every question that deserves an answer.Brendan Francis 2.Edward Young : Love of Fame Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author. article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. . Quotation 1. . on scraps of learning dote. It speaks with authority. Some for renown. Quality questions create a quality life. .Proverb 330.Francis Bacon I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew). 5. Quarrelling dogs come limping home.
15. have no scruple. . . I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have.E. beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.Benjamin Franklin Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come. E’en as a gleaner gathers ears of corn. Alger I think we must…. .Clifton Fadiman ✤✤✤ . .Winston Churchill The wisdom of the wise. and the experience of ages. 8. 10.Book of Quotations # 337 4.Anatole France Good word.Clifford Odets Many excelled me : I know it. 6. 7. . requires a genius.I. 14. .W. . good deeds and beautiful expressions A wise man culls from every quarter.quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.Mahabharata There are two kinds of marriages– where the husband quotes the wife. . may be preserved by quotation. 11.Ovid To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim. . 5. or where the wife quotes the husband. Take it and copy it. 13. . 9.Marlene Dietrich I quote others in order to better express myself.Michel De Montaigne It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.Samuel Johnson When a thing has been said and well. Yet I am quoted as much as they.W. . 12. . Gates Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.R.
Old Testament 2. My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky. .Emily Dickinson I do set my bow in the clouds.Longfellow : The Rainy Day It never rains.Thomson Nature. Rainbow : 1.New Testament : Matthew When that I was and a little tiny boy. Rain and rainbow Rain : 1. . and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.Thomas Gray Rain : The kind refresher of the summer heat.338 # Book of Quotations R 332. and dark.Shakespeare : Twelfth Night The day is cold. like man. . . .Disraeli 3. sometimes weeps for gladness. For the rain it raineth every day.Wordsworth : My Heart Leaps up The rainbow never tells me That gust and storm are by. and the wind is never weary. . A foolish thing was but a toy. . It rains. . Yet she is more convincing Than philosophy. . . With hey. ho. and dreary. He sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 2. 3. but it pours. 5. 6. the wind and the rain. 4.
Never read any but the famed books.Emerson The art of reading is to skip judiciously. .C. . . 3. Is like the greedy eater of much food.Francis Bacon A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Rainbow. . Vincent After fifteen minutes nobody looks at a rainbow. . 3. Reading 1. Though the room be poor indeed.Goethe 333. 5. and writing an exact man. .Addison : The Tatler 2. Reading maketh a full man.Joshua Sylvester Give a man a pipe he can smoke. 7. and never meditates. 6. Never read any but what you like. conference a ready man. Hamerton Who readeth much.G. . 2. Colton There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm. . 6. . the smiling daughter of the storm.T. Never read any book that is not a year old. .H.S. . 5. 4. then. .R. are1.Jeremy Collier The three practical rules. Macaulay Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. 8.James Thomson A page digested is better than a volume hurriedly read.C.P. Give a man a book he can read. And his home is bright with a calm delight.Book of Quotations # 339 4. which I have to offer.
and are spared the trouble of rearing them. perhaps. I can’t sit and think. mark. some to talk.C.C. it is the great readers rather than the great writers who are entirely to be envied. I am reading. the other. it seems to me to be alive and talking to me. Read.G. When I am not walking. . We often read with as much talent as we write.Book of Common Prayer 10.340 # Book of Quotations 9.Henry David Thoreau 12. When I am reading a book. .Bertrand Russell 15. Lichtenberg 16. learn and inwardly digest. . or you may not have a chance to read them at all. Reading should be in proportion to thinking and thinking in proportion to reading.C. .Emmons 14. On the whole. and these form the great majority. . There are two motives for reading a book : one that you enjoy it. for what he reads as a task will do him little good. Some read to think– these are rare. whether wise or silly.Ralph Waldo Emerson 13. . Read the best books first. some to writethese are common. that you can boast about it. . . . Books think for me.Alexander Smith . Colton 17. A man ought to read just as inclination leads him. .Samuel Johnson 18. Some people read only because they are too lazy to think. They pluck the fruits.Charles Lamb 19. . I love to lose myself in other men’s minds.Swift 11.
People say that life is the thing. 8. 4. . .Salman Rushdie Reality is above all else a variable. Sometimes legends make reality.Martin Luther King. 2. Reality 1.S. .Iris Murdoch Human kind can not bear very much reality. 6. fed upon illusion. temporarily defeated. Eliot Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. . . The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.Logan Pearsall Smith 334. 7. and become more useful than the facts. is stronger than evil triumphant.Jawaharlal Nehru I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. . 9. a world of illusion. . and put to death by reality. . That’s why so many people live an unreal life. The great task in life is to find reality. .Thomas Jefferson 21.Book of Quotations # 341 20. . born of imagination.Hermann Hesse We cast away priceless time in dreams.Margaret Halsey There’s no reality except the one contained within us. . 5. That is why right. With a firm enough commitment you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before. but I prefer reading.T. The madness of TV is the madness of human life.Camille Paglia 3. Jr.Judy Garland We live in a fantasy world. A theory must be tempered with reality. .
Reason 1. and which we call reason.342 # Book of Quotations 10. You may be sure that when a man begins to call himself a ‘realist’.Henry George 2. which enables him to become a maker.Sophocles He who will not reason.Tolstoy Man is an animal. 8. 4.Sir William Drummond The heart has reasons of which reason has no knowledge. . . . . 3. . . . is a bigot. of all good gifts the highest. 6. .Fletcher Strong reasons make strong actions. .Sydney Harris 335.Shakespeare Man must not check reason by tradition. Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality. and he who dares not is a slave.Blaise Pascal Reason can in general do more than blind force. Radhakrishnan 13.Brian Tracy 12. . he is preparing to do something he is secretly ashamed of doing.Aesop 11. 5. . Reality depends on the state of our mind. 7. The gods plant reason in mankind.Gallus Great acts thrive when reason guides the will. Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.S. . he who cannot is a fool. but must check tradition by reason. but an animal plus something more– the divine sparks differentiating him from all other animals. .
Alexander Pope 12. reason enslaves all those whose minds are not strong enough to master her.Benjamin Franklin 11. it is the soul that sees.Aristotle 10. Time heals what reason cannot. Reform must come from within.A. not from without. . The man who listens to reason is lost. As sight is in the body.Cardinal Gibbons : Address. Reason is not the path of religion because reason creates division. .B.Lord Halifax 336. Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason. not in acting. 1909 .G. I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality. . Reform 1.Rig Veda 18. . lies. Sencca 14. . . The place of reason is higher than the place of heart. .Mahatma Gandhi 17. It is common for men to give pretended reasons instead of one real one. You cannot legislate for virtue. .Book of Quotations # 343 9. .Sri Aurobindo 15.Rajneesh 16.L. Who reasons wisely. his pride in reasoning. . so reason in the soul. when it is not on our side. is not wise. Shaw 13. . Reason and intellectuality cannot make you see the Divine.
7. . . ignorance– these may be cured by reform or revolution. . . 3. 337.Mahatma Gandhi One. a revolution is a transfer of power. . to avoid trouble. slavery.Josh Billings He who refuses nothing will soon have nothing to refuse. Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.344 # Book of Quotations 2.Lytton Reform like charity must begin at home.Bulwer.Thomas Carlyle Injustice. 5.Sir Isaiah Berlin To innovate is not to reform.Edmund Burke The only way a woman can reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life. . .Baltasar Gracian It is kindness to refuse immediately what you intend to deny. Refusal 1. 4. To know how to refuse is as important as to know how to consent. . .half the trouble of this life can be traced to saying ‘Yes’ too quickly and not saying ‘no’ soon enough. 3. . or what is worse.Martial 2. 5.Oscar Wilde 4. 6. poverty.Syrus A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please. . .Theodore Roosevelt A reform is a correction of abuses.
The hardest is with one. . Churchill Make the most of your regrets. 339.Book of Quotations # 345 338. . 2.Winston S. The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity.Anthony Robbins The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. . To regret deeply is to live afresh. . . The saddest are these : “It might have been. 5.Whittier If you destroy a free market you create a black market.Anonymous 3. 3. …men rejoice when they divide the spoil.Joan Baez .Thoreau 2. 340. Regret 1. The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships. .Helen Rowland I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.Bible Rejoice ye dead. Relationship 1. .” . 4. Rejoice 1. Rejoice that yet on earth your fame is bright.Nathan Hale For of all sad words of tongue or pen. .Robert Bridges Let us then rejoice While we are young. 2. where’re your spirits dwell. If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. .
. fight for it.Bertrand Russell : Bertrand Russell Speaks His Mind We have just enough religion to make us hate. They are his multiple forms. 8. . write for it. but not enough to make us love one another.organ and Ireland to exile.. God give us relatives. . . .G.William James A good life is the only religion. Radhakrishnan Religion is a man’s total reaction upon life.William Penn Religion is behaviour and not mere belief.made religion that we want.Jonathan Swift Men will wrangle for religion. Italy to a hand. 4... 5. Ingersoll Religion. 4.Anon. thank God we can choose our friends. Religion 1. 341. 10. It is a man. .Karl Marx Religion is nothing else but love to God and man. anything but live not for it. 9.Swami Vivekananda . . die for it.Veda 11. 6. . . .346 # Book of Quotations 3. 2.Thomas Fuller 3. There is no religion higher than truth. 7. .R.Colton Religion has reduceds Spain to a guitar. The highest truth is this : God is present in all beings. .Addison Mizner One trouble that jet planes have got us into is that there are no longer any distant relatives.S. Religion is a matter of speculation. is the opium of the people. .
What cannot be followed out in day today practice cannot be religion. and in every man. . . 2. but the spirit is one.Mahatma Gandhi 16.Shri Aurobindo 17. All religions are approaches to a single Truth. so diverse are the ways and means to approach God. . After long study and experience I have come to these conclusions. all religions are true.Lord Buddha 18.Mahatma Gandhi . . . . in me.Ramakrishna 15.Leo Tolstoy 21. in you. . . All religions must be tolerated…for…every man must get to heaven his own way. 3.Earl of Shaftesbury 20.Book of Quotations # 347 12. and my religion is to do good. . . that – 1. Goodwill towards all beings is the true religion. cherish in your hearts boundless goodwill to all that lives. all religions have some error in them.Frederick The Great 13. Men of sense are really all of one religion. all religions are almost as dear to me as my own Hinduism.Robert Burton 14. and every religion in the world shows one of these ways. But men of sense never tell what it is. There are many faiths. As one can ascend to the top of a house by means of a ladder or a bamboo or a staircase or a rope.Thomas Paine 19. One religion is as true as another. My country is the world.
Guru Nanak 31.Albert Einstein 28. The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reasoning. Religion has its origin in the depths of the soul. Voltaire 26.Oscar Wilde 29. science is the record of dead religions. amid the impurities of the world. but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.Mahatma Gandhi . . .348 # Book of Quotations 22. and it can be understood only by those who are prepared to take the plunge. . . Religion is morality touched by emotions. . never by quarrels with those of other faiths. Radhakrishnan 23.M. Abide pure. A little philosophy inclineth men’s minds to atheism. thus shall thou find the way to true religion. religion without science is blind. Dawson 30. Religion can be defended by the purity of its adherents and their good deeds. . Religion should be the rule of life.F. Science without religion is lame. .C. . It is said that a man without religion is like a horse without a bridle.S. .Benjamin Disraeli 27. . Religions die when they are proved true.Francis Bacon 24.Matthew Arnold 25. not a casual incident in it.
Book of Quotations # 349
32. Belonging to a particular religion creates an unreligious world. - Rajneesh
1. Joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninty and ninty just persons, which need no repentance. - New Testament : Luke A wise man will dispense with repentance. - Henry David Thoreau To many people virtue consists mainly in repenting sins, not avoiding them. - G.C. Lichtenberg Repentance is the virtue of weak minds. - John Dryden Repentance does not heal past bruises. - H.P. Blavatsky True repentance cleanse the maligned heart. - Proverb The moment we repent and ask God for forgiveness for our lapse, we are purged of our sin and new life begins for us. Repentance is an essential prerequisite of prayer. - Mahatma Gandhi A Christian is a man who feels Repentance on Sunday For what he did on Saturday And is going to do on Monday. - Thomas Russell Whatever offence we have committed against the heavenly host, through feebleness of understanding, or through pride or through human nature, O God, take from us this sin. - Rig Veda
4. 5. 6. 7.
350 # Book of Quotations
10. The best repentance is to up and act for righteousness and forget that you ever had relations with sin. - William James
1. 2. A good name is better than precious ointment. - Old Testament Good name in men and women, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls. - Shakespeare : Othello Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon’s mouth. - Shakespeare : As You Like It When I did well, I heard it never; When I did ill, I heard it ever. - Old English Proverb Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. - Booker T. Washington The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford There are two modes of establishing our reputation : to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former. - Colton Whatever ignominy or disgrace we have incurred, it is almost in our power to re- establish our reputation. - La Rochefoucauld
Book of Quotations # 351
10. Reputation has one advantage, it allows us to have confidence in ourselves and to declare our thoughts frankly. - Alfred de Vigny
1. Resolutions are like eels – easy to catch but hard to hang on. - Alexander Dumas Good resolutions are simply checks (cheques) that men draw on a bank where they have no account. - Oscar Wilde A good resolution is like an old horse which is often saddled but rarely ridden. - Mexican Proverb He who is firm and resolute in will moulds the world to himself. - Goethe Never tell your resolution beforehand. - John Seldon
1. The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. - G.B. Shaw : Man and Superman
1. Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power. - J.G. Holland Liberty means responsibility, that’s why most men dread it. - G.B. Shaw
352 # Book of Quotations
1. When earth’s last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried, When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died, We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it – lie down for an aeon or two.
2. 3. 4. Rest, rest, perturbed spirit!
- Shakespeare : Hamlet
Men are themselves in pursuit of rest. - Laurence Sterne Absence of occupation is not rest, a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed. - William Cowper ‘All work and no rest’ – takes the spring and bound out of the most vigorous life. Time spent in judicious resting is not time wasted, but time gained. - M.B. Grier He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities. - Benjamin Franklin
1. Everything we do has a result. But that which is right and prudent does not always lead to good, not the contrary to what is bad; frequently the reverse takes place.
2. Work done with anxiety about results is far inferior to work done, without such anxiety. - Bhagwadgita
Book of Quotations # 353
1. Arise, ye prisoners of starvation, Arise, ye wretched of the earth, For justice thunders condemnation – A better world’s in birth. - Anon. Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind. - Emerson Sire, it is not a revolt, - It is a revolution. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in any moral point of view, justify revolution. - Abraham Lincoln Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles. - Aristotle : Politics The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of all countries unite! - Karl Marx and Friedich Engels : The communist Manifesto Revolutions are not made, they come. - Wendell Phillips You can not make a revolution with silk gloves. - Joseph Stalin A revolution is legality on vocation. - Leon Blum
2. 3. 4.
7. 8. 9.
10. It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. But when it comes, it moves irresistibly. - Lenin, 1918 11. Be not deceived. Revolutions do not go backward. - Abraham Lincoln
354 # Book of Quotations
12. The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end. - Adlai Stevenson 13. Revolutionary movements attract the best and worst elements in a given society. - George Bernard Shaw 14. Every revolutionary ends by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic. - Anonymous
1. 2. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. - R.W. Emerson Reward of good work is more work. - Dr. Annie Besant
1. He is richest who is content, with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. - Socrates That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. - Henry David Thoreau A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles. - Bacon Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments. - Samuel Johnson Riches amassed in haste will diminish, but those collected by little and little will multiply. - Goethe Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar. - Emerson
Book of Quotations # 355
Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is. - St. John Chrysostom He frivols through the livelong day, He knows not Poverty, her pinch. His lot seems light, his heart seems gay; He has a cinch. - Franklin P. Adams. The man who dies rich dies disgraced. - Andrew Carnegie : The Gospel of Wealth
10. It is easier for a camel to go through the eyes of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. - New Testament : Matthew 11. Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want. - Swift 12. The pleasures of the rich are bought with the tears of the poor. - Thomas Fuller 13. There are two things needed in these days : first, for rich man to find out how poor men live, and second for poor men to know how rich men work. - F. Atkinson 14. No man is rich who wants any more than he has got. - Josh Billings 15. No man is rich enough to buy back his past. - Oscar Wilde 16. The ways to enrich are many, most of them foul. - Francis Bacon 17. Riches certainly make themselves wings, they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. - Proverb
356 # Book of Quotations
18. The best condition in life is not to be so rich as to be envied nor so poor as to be damned. - Josh Billings
352. Right and Wrong
1. I see the right, and I approve it too, Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue. - Ovid If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago. - William Hazlitt No one knows what he is doing while he acts right; but of what is wrong we are always conscious. - Goethe Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong. - Adolf Hitler He that will do right in gross must do wrong by retail. - Michel De Montaigne
1. No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility. - G.W. Johnson Everyone has as much right as he has might. - Benedict Spinoza It is regrettable that among the Rights of Man, the right of contradicting oneself has been forgotten. - Baudelaire Wherever there is a human being, I see God- given rights inherent in that being whatever may be the sex or complexion. - William Lloyd Garrison Equal rights for all, special privileges for none. - Jefferson
Book of Quotations # 357
Every man has by the law of nature a right to such a waste portion of the earth as is necessary for his subsistence. - Sir Thomas Moore There is no such thing as natural rights, there are only adjustments of conflicting claims. - Aldous Huxley
1. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. - Leo Buscaglia
1. When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. - Oscar Wilde Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humour in the woman. - Oscar Wilde Romance is the poetry of literature. - Madame Neckers The essential elements of the romantic spirit are curiosity and the love of beauty. - Walter Pater
1. 2. I found Rome brick and left it marble. - Caesar Augustus Butchered to make a Roman holiday. - Byron
6. they do there as they see done.Gertrude Stein Red Rose. . When they are in Rome. It never will rain roses : when we want To have more roses we must plant more trees. 356. . 5. . 4. . while I sing the ancient ways. 6. 4. sad Rose of all my days! Come near me.Cosmo Monkhouse As rich and purposeless as is the rose : The simple doom is to be beautiful.Burton Rome was not built in a day. . . .Stephen Phillips Baby said When she smelt the rose. 5. 3. . Richards A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. .George Eliot Sweet as the rose that died last year is the rose that is born to day.B. proud Rose.Robert Herrick 2.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar Nero was fiddling while Rome was burning. . Rose 1. ‘Oh! What a pity I’ve only one nose!’ .W.Laura E.Shakespeare 7. . 7.Cervantes All roads lead to Rome. .358 # Book of Quotations 3. but that I loved Rome more. Yeats But there isn’t the rose without the thorn.La Fontaine Not that I loved Caesar less.
4. . You may break. jealousies. That which we call a rose. . Rumour is a pipe Blown by surmises.Ovid 9. ✤✤✤ . .Syrus He that easily believes rumours has the principle within him to augment rumours.Thomas Moore 357. Rumour 1. . . But the scent of the roses will hand round still. By any other name would smell as sweet.Swift In times of calamity. you may shatter a rose. 10.Book of Quotations # 359 8. 3. . He repents in thorns.Jane Porter 2. any rumour is believed. .Shakespeare When the rose dies. that sleeps in beds of roses.Francis Quarles 11. conjectures. if you will.Shakespeare : Henry V What some invent the rest enlarge. the thorn is left behind. .
6. 3.J. .360 # Book of Quotations S 358. The universe is so vast and so ageless that the life of one man can only be justified by the measure of his sacrifice. no jail no glory.no throne. . Saint : a dead sinner revised and edited.no balm. and to join compliance with reason.Virgil In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed. 2. … out of this nettle. . . Emerson 360.Ambrose Bierce . safety. 3. Saint 1. . . .R. Safety 1. no cross . 5. Rosewarne A life of sacrifice is the pinnacle of art and is full of true joy.Mahatma Gandhi We can offer up much in the large.V. . no thorns . 359. .Shakespeare : Henry IV The only safety for the conquered is to expect no safety.W. but to make sacrifices in little things is what we are seldom equal to. danger. 4. Sacrifice 1.W.A.no crown. .Mahatma Gandhi 2.Edmund Burke No sacrifice is worth the name unless it is a joy.William Penn Every politician ought to sacrifice to the graces. we pluck this flower. Goethe No pain .
Oscar Wilde It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig. . Thomas Aquinas Three things are necessary for the salvation of man : to know what be ought to believe.St.Herrick The only difference between the saint and sinner is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.Kipling Ye are the salt of the earth : but if the salt have lost his savour. I have drunk your water and wine. . Salt 1. . 362. The deaths ye have died I have watched beside And the lives that ye led were mine. 361. wherewith shall it be salted? . 2. just so should saint pass through the world. Salvation 1. . .George Santayana Some rivers pass through others without mingling with them. … a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.Book of Quotations # 361 2. . . Salvation is the name of absolute annihilation of pain.Swami Dayanand Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truth surpassing reason. 5. . . The tears of Saints more sweet by far Than all the songs of sinners are. 4.Cervantes I have eaten your bread and salt.New Testament : Matthew 2. and to know what be ought to do. Thomas Aquinas 3.St. 3. to know what be ought to desire. .Ralph Venning 3.
362 # Book of Quotations 363. and before them. .H. . wondrous creature! mount where Science guides. who knows nothing but books must be ignorant even of them. to inquire and to answer inquiries.Samuel Johnson The world’s great men have not commonly been great scholars. 364. . Go. and merciless to fallacy in logic. 6.S.J.Albert Einstein Science is simply commonsense at its best – that is. Holmes 2. to read and to hear. teach Eternal wisdom how to rule – Then drop into thyself. to think in solitude. 5. 3. 4. Go. . and be a fool! .. . Science 1.O. Haldane True science teaches. .. . above all. is the business of scholar. nor its great scholars great men. rigidly accurate in observation. A mere scholar. Huxley 2.W.. ……………………………………….. Goethe The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. .B.Pope Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than are the classics. vanish the barriers of nationality.Miguel De Unamuno Science and art belong to the whole world. 3.J.William Hazlitt To talk in public. to doubt and to be ignorant. Scholar 1.W.T. .
and with the criticism of myths. All science is concerned with the relationship of cause and effect.Karl Popper 16. . .V. 9. not by faith. Each scientific discovery increases man’s ability to predict the consequences of his actions and thus his ability to control future events. interpreted intent. The man of science has learned to believe in justification.Albert Einstein . Science without religion is lame. . but by verification. Peter 13. . Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgement. Science has achieved more for the emancipation of masses than the wisdom of sages. 8. Science must begin with myths.Lord Richie 15. . Samuel 10. Science at best is not wisdom.R. Men love to wonder and that is the seed of science.S. . .John Dewey Science is the key which unlocks for mankind the storehouse of nature.George Santayana : The Life of Reason Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. . .T. Science is nothing but developed perception. religion without science is blind. .Lawrence J. it is knowledge.Book of Quotations # 363 7. Radhakrishnan 14. Emerson 11.H.W. Huxley 12. common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
It can never be absolute.Rajneesh 18.Emerson 365. Where the scattered waters rave. let him go to sea. Sea 1. . Procter : The Sea Roll on. . 4. not knowledge.W. Science is acquaintance. A home on the rolling deep. .Herbert Praise the sea but keep on land The murderous innocence of the sea. 366.Old Testament He that will learn to pray.Epes Sargent All the rivers run into the sea. And the winds their revels keep! . 3.Byron A life on the ocean wave. Secret 1. roll! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain.364 # Book of Quotations 17. yet the sea is not full.Anonymous . 5. his control Stops with the shore. The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue.B. thou deep and dark – blue Ocean. . the ever free! . . 6. … . Steam is no stronger now than it was a hundred years ago. . the fresh. but it is put to better use.William Butler Yeats 2. Man makes the earth with ruin. A secret is what one tells to everybody saying not to tell anybody else.
George Farquhar . . it is fault of the man who confided it. 7.Antiphanes Secrecy has been well termed the soul of all great designs.Colton 4. excepting twain – that he is drunk.William Dean Howells When a secret is revealed. .Seneca 6. . but hide that he has it to hide. Stolen waters are sweet and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. . He that has a secret should not only hide it. To be perfectly secret one must be so by nature. not by obligation. first keep it yourself. .Montaigne 5.Thomas Carlyle He who trusts secrets to his servant. 9. . .Book of Quotations # 365 2. . 10. Seeing is believing. and that he in love. 8. A man can hide all things. Perhaps more has been effected by concealing our own intentions than by discovering those of our enemies.Proverb 367. Seeing 1. . Bruyere If you would wish another to keep your secret.La. makes him his master. . but great men succeed in both.Dryden The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested. 3.
6. . . Self and selfishness (A) Self : 1.John Ruskin 2.La Rochefoucauld . Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others and no one is without in himself. 4.366 # Book of Quotations 2. .Henry Ward Beecher 8. he makes a pretty small package.H. . we are apt to lose confidence in ourselves. and not as much he can. but he is not. and in our own judgement. If we do it too often and it becomes a habit. he is like us. If you do your duty to yourself. A wise man sees as he ought to. Lawrance We go on fancying that each man is thinking of us.Thomas Szasz Selfishness is a gift of nature. .Montaigne 368. The virtues are lost in self–interest as rivers are in the sea. (B) Selfishness : 5. Every man has a mob self and an individual self in varying proportions. 3.Charles Reade When a man is wrapped up in himself. you are considered selfish. .John Ruskin Self – analysis can be harmful. Unselfishness is an accomplishment. .D. . he is thinking of himself.Joseph Mayer 7. .
.Oscar Wilde 369. our success depends upon our power to perceive. .Abraham Maslow 370.Barbra Streisand 2. Self-awareness 1. .Oliver Wendell Holmes One of the greatest moments in anybody’s developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is. .Norman Vincent Peale 4. 3. A human being is only interesting if he’s in contact with himself . Selfishness always aims at uniformity of type. This need we call self. you have got to discover you.William Hazlitt : Works 11.actualization. and trust it. to observe and to know. What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. he must be. A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.. . .Abraham Maslow 5. . .Joaquin Miller . what you do.Book of Quotations # 367 9. Self-actualization 1. The world is governed only by self-interest.. Learn the art of being aware.Schiller 10.beings. than the destruction of millions of our fellow. . What a man can be. The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness.
.confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experience behind you. Self-control 1. Emerson The confidence which we have in ourselves engenders the greatest part of that we have in others. He sees the path the Lord trod And grips the hand of God.368 # Book of Quotations 6. 372. . positive self.Anon.William Jennings Bryan 2. you will not do anything with it. An individual’s self.Dr. . Self-concept 1.W. Until you value your time. you won’t value your time. A strong. the capacity to grow and change. . It affects every aspect of human behaviorur : the ability to learn. . Scott Peck 2. Rochefoucauld The way to develop self. 373. Self – confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. . Self-confidence 1. 4. Joyce Brothers Until you value yourself.image is the best possible preparation for success in life. The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself – Prove that you can control yourself. 3. ……………………. A man who is aware. .M.Thorton Wilder 371.R.Samuel Johnson Trust thyself.La. . .concept is the core of his personality.
whatever be his character with others.The Bible Complete extinction of impure thought is impossible without ceaseless penance. . 5. 7. .John Milton Self – esteem is the quality of the relations we have with ourselves. which brings an inexpressible silent inner joy which becomes the dominant love of life. Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. . 3.William Hazlitt 2. you’re letting others hold you as an emotional hostage. . . 374. 8.Proverb Self – control means controlling the tongue. A quick retort can ruin everything.Pythagoras Self – discipline is always rewarded by strength. Bernard 5. 4. Self-esteem 1. . .Alexis Carvol He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty. 3. . to find reason for esteeming himself.Seneca No man is free who can not command himself.Book of Quotations # 369 2. . grounded on what is just and right. 6.Mahatma Gandhi No one can be saved without self–control.Jan Sutton If rejection destroys your self – esteem. . . Often times nothing profits more than self – esteem.Samuel Johnson We talk little. . if we do not talk about ourselves. .Brian Tracy It is easy for every man.St. 4.
Christian D. and value others that deserve it. . 6. 4.Proverb Each year. 5. He that teaches himself has a fool for his master. are : to talk little. 375. . to the improvement of yourself. .Strickland Gillilan : Watch Yourself Go By .Samuel Butler Never does a man look as small as when he is trying to look big. to reflect alone upon what has passed in company. He is a poor creature who does not believe himself to be the better than the whole world else. Larson If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life. .370 # Book of Quotations 6. self – knowledge. 2. that you have no time to criticise others. . you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development. self – control.Anonymous 7. one vicious habit rooted out in time ought to make the worst man good. to hear much. 376. . Think of yourself as ‘he’ instead of ‘I’. to distrust one’s own opinions.Sir W.Benjamin Franklin The best rules to form a young man.Alfred Lord Tennyson Promise yourself – to give so much time. Self-knowledge 1.Brian Tracy 3. Self-improvement 1. Temple Self – reverence. These three alone lead life to sovereign power. . . . Just stand aside and watch yourself go by.
W. but actions. He that falls in love with himself. or the invectives of enemies.long romance. 2.Diogenes 3. . 6. Goethe To reach perfection. I have to live with myself. . we must be made sensible of our failings. 4.Franklin Self .Diogenes A man is least known to himself. 377. and know that he who finds himself.George Eliot . loses his misery. Guest : Myself Thales was asked what was most difficult to man.Oscar Wilde He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.J. Bohn Resolve to be thyself. 8. . Strive to do your duty.La Rochefoucauld To love oneself is the beginning of a life.love is the greatest of all flatterers. Always to look myself straight in the eye. I want to be able as days go by.M. and so I want to be fit for myself to know. .Book of Quotations # 371 2.G. he answered : ‘ To know one’s self. . 4. . . 7. and you will soon discover of what stuff you are made.H. . .Matthew Arnold Self – knowledge is best learned not by contemplation.Edgar A. Cicero He who knows himself best esteems himself least. either by the admonitions of friends.’ . Self-love 1. . will have no rivals. 3. 5.T.
Self-praise 1. . 5. Mathew Hale Nature knows best. Goethe It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking if your own tongue must praise you. .Euripides I can not care so much what I am in the opinion of others as what I am in my own. 2. the devil for all. God helps him who helps himself.W. . .love is not so vile and sin as self neglecting.La Rochefoucauld 4. 378. do not speak well of yourself. 379. 6. 3. Clement If you want people to think well of you.Montaigne . 2.praise is no praise.372 # Book of Quotations 5. . . . Self-reliance 1.love of others.St.Proverb God hates those who praise themselves.Blaise Pascal It is equally a mistake to hold one’s self too high or to rate one’s self too cheap. 6.Bruyere Every man for himself. Self.St. .J.Robert Burton 7.Shakespeare The most amiable people are those who least wound the self. . . . she hasn’t arranged your anatomy so as to make it easy for you to pat yourself on the back. I would be rich of myself and not by borrowing. Self.
Emerson 380. 8. Rely only on yourself.W. 9. 6. . . has adopted the very best plan for living happily. . 4.reliance.respect when outside help is not forthcoming or it is refused.R. A man should be careful never to tell tales of himself to his own disadvantage. to preserve one’s self. . . The basis of good manners is self. It means the capacity to be at peace with oneself.Book of Quotations # 373 3.Indira Gandhi 5.R.La Fountaine The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself and not upon other men. . 7.Mahatma Gandhi Friends will help only if they are convinced that we are doing our best to help ourselves.reliance. it is infirmity of the will. it is a common proverb. This is the man of character and wisdom. . .Charles Mechlen Serve yourself.Benjamin Franklin Self. Emerson Every tub must stand on its own bottom. It is in order to show how much he can spare.help is the capacity to stand on one’s legs without anybody’s help. .Samuel Johnson All censure of a man’s self is oblique praise. .Samuel Johnson 2.Plato Discontent is the want of self.W. 10. . Self-reproach 1.
384. Rich enough. . 382. .H. 5. Senses 1.Oscar Wilde . Self-satisfaction 1.374 # Book of Quotations 381. When you have self – respect you have enough….respect is the corner stone of all virtue.Sir John Herschel Self . is self – satisfaction. Self . 4. .respect – the secure feeling that no one. Nothing can cure the soul but the senses.L. Menchen He that respects himself is safe from others. . Thin enough. .Anonymous 3. is suspicious. .George Bernard Shaw 383. Self . Good enough. The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be self.Gail Sheehy For a self – respecting man. Self-sacrifice 1. . as yet. Self-respect 1. just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.Montaigne Of the five vices.Tse 2. Successful enough. . He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.Chaung . Socially responsible enough. infame is worse than death. which is the worst. 2.sufficient. .sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. the vice of mind.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough.
he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies. . 385. . Sex 1. 3. It fills the mind with the largest variety of ides. . Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king. 4. 5.Helen Keller Our sight is the most perfect and most delightful of all our senses. .Winston Churchill Of all the senses. .Edmund Burke 2. Goethe 5. 3. Nothing recalls the past so potently as a smell. .Milton : On His Blindness They also serve who do not harm anyone.W. our judgement does.Joseph Addison Our senses don’t deceive us.J. converses with its objects at the greatest distance. sight must be the most delightful.Shakespeare : Henry VIII Small service is true service while it lasts… . . . Service 1. Breathes there a man with soul so tough Who says two sexes aren’t enough? .Anonymous There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.Book of Quotations # 375 2.Wordsworth : To a child They also serve who only stand and wait. 4.Samuel Hoffenstein . 386. and continues the longest in action without being tired or satiated.
. Within that circle none durst walk but he. men break more easily under emotional strain than women do.. that is. Bunner But Shakespeare’s magic touch could not copied be. Women bend more easily and are more resilient. . and professors. if you smoke after sex you’re doing it too fast.Leonard Bacon 3. . Spingarn .Woody Allen 4.Havelock Ellis I remember the first time I had sex – I kept the receipt. .J. . sinners and Beechers.E.C.Dryden Shakespeare is a savage with sparks of genius.. ... wisely used and not abused.H. Shakespeare 1.Groucho Marx Remember. Shakespeare! – to such names sounding. 5. 4.Sydney Smith . Browning Shake was a dramatist of note... He lived by writing things to quote. Though women are more emotional than men.. men are emotionally weaker than women. which shine in a dreadful darkness of night. 6. Men. . Men.Voltaire 2. . . 387. may prove the stimulus and liberator of our finest and most exalted activities. . . .R.. . women and clergymen. 3.376 # Book of Quotations 2. Saints.Michel De Montaigne Sexual pleasure. women. what succeeds Fitly as silence? .
R. and power to outsoar the sunward – soaring bird. .Ben Johnson Shakespeare led life of Allegory. 388. .William Hazlitt 7. a beautiful and ineffectual” angel. . . Silence 1. beating in the void his luminous wings in vain. And did you speak to him again? How strange it seems and new! . . we should read Shakespeare. 6. did you once see Shelley plain. 3. if we wish to see the insignificance of human learning. lyric lord of England’s lordliest singers.Thomas Carlyle . Shelley. 2. .Swinburne 2. . we must study his commentators.William Caxton Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves. And did he stop and speak to you. Percy Bysshe 1.John Keats If we wish to know the force of human genius.Matthew Arnold Ah. 389..Book of Quotations # 377 5. He was not of an age but for all time. his works are the comments on it. There is a time of speaking and a time of being still. Browning Shelley. here first heard Ring from lips of poets crowned and dead the Promethean word Whence his soul took fire. “….
But.Shakespeare : Henry VI 4.R. Blessed are they who have nothing to say. . .La Bruyere .J. some sipping tea.Shakespeare : Hamlet He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing. . .Adelaide Crapsey The rest is silence. . Silence is the wit of fools. 5.William Hazlitt 14. . silence is golden. 9. It is better either to be silent or to say things of more value than silence. 8. . These be Three silent things The falling snow … the hour Before the dawn … the mouth of one Just dead. 10.Wordsworth Silence is more eloquent than words. 6.Oscar Wilde Some sipping punch.John Seldon 13. as you by their faces see. All silent and all damn’d ! . . . . . Lowell 11. and who can not be persuaded to say it.Pythagoras 12.378 # Book of Quotations 3.Thomas Carlyle Speech is silver. Silence is one great art of conversation.German Proverb Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. Wise men say nothing in dangerous times. 7.
Mahatma Gandhi 17. . . If you would pass for more than your value. .Syrus 25. . Silence is the safest policy. if you are unsure of yourself. A man of few words will not really be thoughtless in his speech.Book of Quotations # 379 15. .Thomas Carlyle 16.Mother Teresa 20.R. But there is a world preaching in silence. Silence is a great help to a seeker after truth.Latin Proverb 24.Mahatma Gandhi 19. In the silence of our hearts.N. The secret of silence is to be able to listen to the still small voice which is always speaking within us. he will measure every word.La Rochefoucauld 22. and The fruit of love is service. . Silence helps one to suppress one’s anger. Speech is shallow as Time.La Bruyere 18. . and from the fullness of our hearts we speak. God speaks. . as perhaps nothing else does. I regret often that I have spoken. . Silence is deep as Eternity.Mahatma Gandhi 23. It is easier to look wise than to talk wisely. . Keep quiet and people will think you are a philosopher. say little. .Mother Teresa . It is a great misfortune neither to have enough wit to talk well nor enough judgement to be silent. never that I have been silent. Tagore 21. The fruit of silence is prayer The fruit of prayer is faith The fruit of faith is love.
. to be simple is to be great.W. without heeding human respect or our own interests. . . Emerson Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought. .William Hazlitt Simplicity means – to become childlike. The only simplicity that matters is the simplicity of the heart. 7. Sin 1.R.Thomas Finch A simple life is its own reward. And leaving with meekness. in style. in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity. 8. let him cast the first stone. in manners. . Longfellow The function of simplicity is to lead us directly to God.H. ye must pay for one by one. . 3.W. 5.George Santayana In character.Thomas Hood The sins ye do by two and two. 6. Chesterton Nothing is more simple than greatness. Her Sins to her Saviour! . .New Testament : John 2. 2. Indeed. . Vincent de Paul Simplicity is the badge of distinction.K.St.380 # Book of Quotations 390. 391. Simplicity 1. Her evil behavior. .Rudyard Kipling He that is without sin among you. . Owning her weakness. . 4.G.Proverb 3.
Lawrence Other men’s sins are before our eyes. . .Montaigne 11. . 6.Proverb 392. We estimate vices and weigh sins not according to their nature. but a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.S. 10. . . but according to our advantage and self.Stephen Crane Sin is a queer thing.Shakespeare Every sin is the result of a collaboration. our own sins are behind our back.D. Seneca Sin is an offence against society as well as against God. Sin brings disgrace. .Shakespeare The sincere alone can recognize sincerity. 7.L.La. 5. .Book of Quotations # 381 4.Thomas Carlyle Love of talking about ourselves and displaying our faults in the light in which we wish them to be seen is the chief element of our sincerity. . 8.Alfred Wilson 9. 3. . It is the breaking of one’s integrity. Man should be what they seem. .A. 2. While hating sin we must be gentle to the sinner. The wages of sin is death. Rochefoucauld A little sincerity is a dangerous thing. .New Testament : Romans Few love to hear the sins they love to act.H. . Radhakrishnan 12. .Oscar Wilde 4. Sincerity 1. .interest.
. . Emerson Corrupted free man are the worst of slaves. It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.B. . nothing is wrong. Sky 1.Garnice “A house divided against itself cannot stand. .” I believe this government cannot endure permanently half – slave and half – free. They are slaves who dare not to be. . the other end fastens itself around your own.382 # Book of Quotations 5.W. Springfield. Slavery 1. 394.James Russell Lowell If slavery is not wrong. 3.R. 5. Shaw 393.Oscar Wilde 2. 1858) 2. In the right with two or three. .Alfred Kreymborg I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.Lincoln (Speech. They are slaves who fear to speak.Abraham Lincoln (Letter to A. And at every drifting cloud that went With sails of silver by.G.G. 4. . For the fallen and the weak. . The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary. Hodges – 1864) If you put a chain around the neck of a slave. .
Keats If you can’t sleep. . .Cervantes O sleep! It is a gentle thing. not the loss of sleep. 6. 2. Coleridge O sleep. . Beloved from pole to pole! To Mary Queen the praise be given! She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven That slid into my soul. sleep. beauty bright.Shakespeare : Henry IV Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles. 396. in thy sleep Little sorrows sit and weep. Sleep 1. That broodest O’er the troubled sea of the mind Till it is hush’d and smooth! . . Dreaming In the joys of night. It’s the worry that gets you.Anonymous Better is he who shows smiling countenance than he who offers milk to drink.S. 7.Dale Carnegie 2. . Nature’s soft nurse.Book of Quotations # 383 395.Cervantes O magic sleep! O comfortable bird. . . then get up and do something instead of lying and worrying. sleep. Sleep. 4. O gentle sleep. 5.Talmud . Sleep. Smile 1.T.Blake : Cradle Song Blessings on him that first invented sleep! . A face that cannot smile is never good. 3.
As shallow streams run dimpling all the way.T. . When someone smiled at me today.by.Denis Waitley 4. 6. Haliburton ‘Tis easy enough to be pleasant. and be a villian. so cool and grey!” Then lightly travels on its way. Snow 1.Byron A smiles is the shortest distance between two people.Victor Borge A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring. . sharing person inside.by! Good. 5. . the beautiful snow. You catch it like the flu.Ella Wheeler Wilcox Smiles form the channels of a future tear.Shakespeare : Hamlet There is a vacant smile. a smile of love. Watson 2.Mary Mapes Dodge Oh! The snow.W. Eternal smiles his emptiness betray. . It turns and turns to say “Good. . Smiling is infectious. and smile.Pope One may smile. a smile.Anonymous 397. 7. When life flows along like a song. Filling the sky and the earth below. . 9. . . I started smiling too.384 # Book of Quotations 3. . Whenever a snowflake leaves the sky.E. 10. dear clouds. a cold smile.J. But the man worth while is the one who will smile When everything goes dead wrong. . but above all. 8. .
4.Charles E. 3. . 8. Whose lights are fled. a comedy. . 5. alone.G.L. Solitude 1. . Socialism 1.Benito Mussolini (1919) You can be social minded without being a socialist.Leon Blum Socialism made a man of me. Wilson 2. but a certain scientific approach to social and ecomic problems. to each according to his need. all.J. Shaw Socialism is not only a way of life. . .B.Book of Quotations # 385 398. . Nehru Socialism… ceased to be a creative movement and it become an outlet of passionate expression for the inferiority complex of the disinherited. whose garlands dead. 6. Alone. 7. 3. Coleridge I feel like one who treads alone Some banquet hall deserted. a phantom. all alone.T.Oscar Wilde The aim of socialism is to set up universal society founded on equal justice for all men and equal peace for all nations.H. . .Karl Marx Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.G.S. . Alone on a wide wide sea! . 399. Wells Socialism is a fraud. .Thomas Moore I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. And all but he departed! .Thoreau 2. Socialism from each according to his abilities. a blackmail.
P. 5. but delicious in the years of maturity.Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat I live in that solitude which is painful in youth. 3. .B. For heart and voice would fail me And foolish tears would flow. A wise man is never less alone than when he is alone. but a poor place to stay. . 8.T.Albert Einstein In genesis it says that it is not good for a man to be alone – but sometimes it is a great relief.John Barrymore Solitude : A good place to visit.386 # Book of Quotations 4. . . Bayly Our sweetest songs are those which tell of saddest thought. long ago. Shelley : To a Skylark God sent his singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth.H. .Charlotte A.Lowell The thoughtful Soul to solitude retries. long ago. And bring them back to heaven again. 7.Swift Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character. I cannot sing the old songs I sang long years ago.Josh Billings 6. 4. Song 1. That they might touch the hearts of men. . 9. .Longfellow : The Singers 2. 400. . . . Barnard Sing me the songs I delighted to hear Long. .
. But cheerly. .Keats 3. She is so constant to me. Singing is sweet. But in battalions. the things I learned from her When Sorrow walked with me. .Talmud The busy bee has no time for sorrow.Longfellow : The Rainy Day To sorrow I bade good morrow. 8. Heavy the sorrow that bows the head When love is alive and hope is dead.Robert Browning 2. 9. but directly over us merely gray. oh. 4. But. Lips only sing when they cannot kiss. Sorrow 1. they come not single spies. cheerly. but be sure of this. She loves me dearly. . Into each life some rain must fall. 7. . Some days must be dark and dreary. .P. Gilbert When sorrows come.Thomas Moore Sorrows are like thunder clouds. . . .Book of Quotations # 387 5.S.W.James Thomson 401. 5. the less tongue it has. Far off they look black. And thought to leave her far away behind. . 6.William Blake I Walked a mile with Sorrow And never a word said she. Richter The deeper the sorrow. and so kind. .Shakespeare : Hamlet Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.J.
so the living soul. if there is a Lord. 2. if I have a soul. . 7. . 8. Soul 1. and lose his own soul? .Yajur Veda The restless swan – the human soul – is on the journey infinite to find out the truth.Rag Veda May your soul attain fulfilment before it leaves earthly body.Swami Dayanand 3.Mahatma Gandhi The eyes are the windows of the soul. And by and by my soul returned to me. May your inner soul be the fountainhead of divine light. 9. 4. O Lord.Joseph Erenest Rehan For what is a man profited. . As we throw away our old worn. .life to spell. . .Bhagwadgita 11. . Some letter of that After. save my soul. if he shall gain the whole world.Yajur Veda .Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat Let the sacred flame of divine fire shine bright in your soul.” .out garments and put on new ones. 10. . throws it away when it is worn out and dons a new one. .Proverb I sent my Soul through the invisible.388 # Book of Quotations 402. after using the body. And answered “I Myself am Heaven and Hell. which is the gross physical garment.New Testament : Matthew Real beauty is the beauty of soul. 5.Rig Veda The soul pervades the body and God pervades the soul. 6.
to which the name of ‘soul’ is given.Book of Quotations # 389 12. . for in all of them there resides one soul. . . as I pronounce it to you. A never – dying soul to save. 6. A speech is like a love affair.Prior Speak the speech. All organic beings have a principle of self – determination. Look upon all the animate beings as your bosom friends. A God to glorify.Thomas Mann Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. The word. The windows of my soul I throw Wide open to the sun. Speech 1.Whittier 13.Samuel Butler 2. 5.New Testament : Matthew And ’tis remarkable that they Talk most who have the least to say. . but to end it tidily requires considerable skill.Charles Wesley 14. .Shakespeare : Hamlet He is considered the most graceful speaker. Radhakrishnan 15. 4. . Any fool can start one. preserves contact – it is silence which isolates.Rig Veda 403. And fit it for the sky. . 3. trippingly on the tongue. .S.Lord Mancroft Speech is civilization itself. even the most contradictory word. I pray you. . who can say nothing in most words. . A charge to keep I have. .
. . and lastly. . to compel.Seneca . . but speak not all you think – Thoughts are your own.390 # Book of Quotations 7. . . and to speak well. . are two different things.French Proverb 11. . Emerson Every man has a right to utter what he thinks to be the truth. . then to get your subject into yourself.Ben Jonson Speech is power : speech is to persuade.Francis Bacon 15.Shakespeare 17. a fool speaks and then reflects on what he has uttered. and every other man has a right to knock him down for it.W.Ancient Proverb 16.Alexander Gregg 14. Speech is the index of the mind.R. to get into your subject. Men of few words are the best men. .Thomas Carlyle 12. Speech without the backing of experience based on action will lack chastity and refinement. A wise man reflects before he speaks. your words are so no more. Speaking without thinking is shooting without taking aim. .Mahatma Gandhi 13. There are there things to aim at in public speaking : first. to convert. Speech is of time. Discretion of speech is more than eloquence. silence is of eternity. to get your subject into your hearers. 10. Think all you speak.Samuel Johnson 8. Talking and eloquence are not the same : to speak. 9.Anonymous 18. .
3.Ann Taylor : The Star 2. little star ! How I wonder what you are.George Eliot 20. and filled their lamps With everlasting oil.Old Testament These blessed candles of the night. O patient stars! Who climb each night the ancient sky. having nothing to say.Shakespeare : Merchant of Venice Twinkle. . and all the sons of God shouted for joy. .Theodore Roosevelt 404. Stars 1. Like a diamond in the sky! .Book of Quotations # 391 19. . Blessed is the man who. Speak softly. . No trace of age. to give due light To the misled and lonely traveller. no scars. 6. A superior man is modest in his speech. .Kant The stars That Nature hung in Heaven. Teach me your mood. but exceeds in his actions. . no fear to die. Twinkle. 5. you will go far. . Leaving on space no shade. . Up above the world so high. .Milton : Comus The morning stars sang together. 4.Confucius 21.Emerson : The Poet Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe – the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. and carry a big stick. abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
. 2. Believe me baby.Mark Twain 4. . A statesman is a successful politician who is dead. Much I wonder.Shakespeare : Measure for Measure What is strength. 406. a statesman of the next generation. Reed A statesman’s heart should always be in his head. . you live so far.John Milton 2. Statesman 1.392 # Book of Quotations 7.James Freeman Clarke In statesmanship get the formalities right. it is excellent ! To have a giant’s strength. Far is near. but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.Hermann Hagedorn 405. . . little star. little child! Like a rose ever you grow. O. . I feel proud. so I cry ! Save the tears of your eyes. Like the sunlight be ever bright On the earth all through life Shall win race you all in round. without a double share of wisdom. (Poems) We are such little men when the stars come out. Why aren’t you near. . O. .Napoleon Banaparte A politician thinks of the next election. Strength 1. O.R. what you are ! Twinkle you in blue sky. . 3. never mind about the moralities.Thomas B.R. Remain as pure as white snow. 8.A.
Emily Dickinson 3. .Jonathan Swift An author can have nothing truly his own but his style.Henry David Thoreau Success is the realization of the estimate you place upon yourself. . . There are no gains without pains. . Our strength is often composed of the weakness.Victor Hugo The struggle to the top alone will make a human heart swell. Seneca All styles are good except the tiresome. It is changed by the usage of the people. The style is the man himself. is style. we’re damned if we’re going to show. 3. .Buffon Proper words in proper places.M. never the same for any length of time.Disraeli Style has no fixed laws. 2.F.Albert Camus 408. Men are born to succeed. . .Albert Herbert Success is counted sweetest By those who ne’er succeed.Adalli Stevenson The ones who live are the ones who struggle. . Style 1. 4. . . Struggle 1. 409. .Mignon McLaughlin 407. Voltaire 5. not to fail. 2. Success and failure (A) Success : 1. 2. .Book of Quotations # 393 3. 3. .A.L.
Adolf Hitler : Mein Kampf I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool. All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence and then success is sure. . Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. . but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. You should not measure your success by what you have accomplished. Bliss 10. Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.394 # Book of Quotations 4. . . .Cliare Staple Lewis 15. . breaks and courage. . It means winning the war. An intelligent plan is the first step to success.Earl Nightingale 14. Success doesn’t mean the absence of failures.Mark Twain 8. not every battle. Nothing succeeds like success. but be wise. Bendte . .Charles Luckman 13. 5.Montesquieu 7. .Dumas Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.Winston Churchill 12. The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right.C. Success in life is a matter of not so much of talent or opportunity as of concentration and perseverance.W. .Basil Walsh 9. 6. .Edward Summons 11. it means the attainment of ultimate objective. . Success depends upon a person’s getting along with some people and ahead of them.Edwin C. Success is the old ABC – ability.
make perseverance your bosom friend. life controls you. personal integrity. .William Menninger 19. . compliments or publicity.Albert Einstein . . To become an able and successful man in any profession.Helan Keller 18. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. courtesy. caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius. If you don’t. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. Six essential qualities that are the key to success : sincerity. experience your wise counselor. charity. three things are necessary – nature.Book of Quotations # 395 16. study and practice.David Brinkley 25. it seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of consequences.Shakespeare 20. If you wish success in life. We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. . .Anthony Robbins 21.Walt Mason 17. .Thomas Wolfe 24. . you’re in control of your life. The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. . . Success often comes to those who dare and act. If you do that.Jawaharlal Nehru 22.Joseph Addison 23. . humility. You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money. To climb steep hills Requires slow pace at first. wisdom.
it is a sign of emotional failure. .Bertrand Russell 30. Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness. someone must be on top. . and is not able to cash in on the experience. not a dead end. He that fails in his endeavors after wealth and power.Beverly Sills . will not long retain either honesty or courage. You may be disappointed if you fail. why not you?’ . I don’t fear failure. Failure is not fatal.Bovee 31.Joaquin Miller 28. Maxwell 34. But to him who tries and fails and dies. Failure is often God’s own tool for carving some of the finest outlines in the character of his children. Patton 36. A failure only establishes this. Only failure to get back up is. . . . .William Saroyan 29. I give great honour and glory and tears. A failure is a man who has blundered.T.Denis Waitley 35. Hodgkin 27. ‘keep going. Failure is delay. not defeat. but you are doomed if you don’t try. . It is a temporary detour.John C. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is pounding. that our determination to succeed was not strong enough. . .George S. .Elbert Hubbard 32. saying. Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.396 # Book of Quotations (B) Failure : 26.Samuel Johnson 33.
People fail forward to success. Weary of breath. I’ve often thought I’d taste it. Vincent Millay To be or not to be : that is the question : Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. But Mother bought it for the sink And drinking it would waste it. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10. 3. . . Rashly importunate. . . I don’t know the key to success.Thomas Alva Edison 39. and suicide is confession.Shakespeare : Hamlet There is no refuge from confession.Aristotle 2. 4. .Thomas Hood I know some poison I could drink. And by opposing end them. Suicide 1. .Byron 38. Gone to her death ! .Mary Kay Ash 410. .Bill Cosby 40. They never fail who die in a great cause. .Edna St.Book of Quotations # 397 37.Daniel Webster To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and. 5. . but suicide. while it is true the suicide braves death. but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.000 ways that won’t work. Or to take arms against a sea of troubles. he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill. One more Unfortunate.
Blessings are plentiful and rife More plentiful than hope. Of all the days that’s in the week I dearly love but one day – And that’s the day that comes betwixt A Saturday and Monday . Sunday 1. Bourdillon The glorious sun Stays in his course and plays the alchemist. . . . 7.Galileo As a giant strong. And the day but one. with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it. a bridegroom gay.Seneca The sun. The sun shines even on the wicked. 4.F. . 5. Richter Make hay while the sun shines.P. .398 # Book of Quotations 411. 6.Broome The night has a thousand eyes. .J. . Sun 1. The sun comes through the gates of day. 412.George Herbert 2.Proverb 3. Turning with splendor of his precious eye The meagre cloddy earth to glittering gold. .Shakespeare : King John More joyful eyes look at the setting sun than at the rising sun. 2. can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.W. Yet the light of one bright world dies with the dying sun.Henry Carey On Sunday heaven’s gate stands ope. .
Walt Whitman Everybody wants sympathy. 414. though not allied. .Thomas Fuller 2. more than to know little. . I always look up his sleeves. Suspicion 1. Swearing 1. . .Leslie Hore – Belisha Suspicion may be no fault.Euripides And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. The man who melts With social sympathy. Sympathy 1. but showing it may be a great one.Francis Bacon Distrust is the mother of safety.Book of Quotations # 399 413. . but nobody wants people feeling sorry for them. .Old Testament 415. . 3. 3.Thomas Fuller When a man tells me he’s going to put all his cards on the table. but must keep out of sight. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.Beryl Pfizer 2. Nothing makes a man suspect much. Is of more worth than a thousand kinsmen. ✤✤✤ . 4. .
Jean Cocteau Tact does not remove difficulties. . . .Proverb A quick and sound judgment.Disraeli Woman and foxes.” . “To talk of many things : Of shoes – and ships – and sealing wax – Of cabbages – and kings – And why the sea is boiling hot – And whether pigs have wings. Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact 1.400 # Book of Quotations T 416. .Disraeli Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends are arguing and you know both of then are wrong. . are distinguished by superior tact. but difficulties melt a way under tact. . good common sense. They always talk who never think. 417. 2.Bierce Tact is specialisation in doing what you can’t. 6. 7. and an instinctive perception of character. . 5. being weak. . Talk 1. kind feeling.Edward Simmons 3. 4. They never taste who always drink.Prior : On a Passage “The time has come. in these are the elements of what is called tact. .” the Walrus said.Hugh Allen Tact consists in knowing how far we may go too far.Lewis Carroll 2.
. a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself. . . Tagore . everything runs out of them. For God’s sake. Talking much is a sign of vanity.Khalil Gibbran Great talkers are leaky vessels. don’t say yes until I’ve finished talking. as my case is hereditary. I must indeed. . . is fond of chatting.Sir Walter Raleigh 11. 9. too.Dorothy Nevile A gossip is one who talks to you about others. but I’m afraid that little can be done. . My mother. 8.Anne Frank 12.N. Zanuck In much of your talking. .Darryl E. . 5.Lisa Birck I don’t mind how much my ministers talk – as long as they do what I say.Margaret Thatcher 6. 4.Christopher Morley 13. 10. but leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.R. thinking is half murdered. a bore is one who talks to you about himself. Talking is easy with three. for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds. but I have met many human beings who talked like asses. There is only one rule for being a good talker : learn to listen.Book of Quotations # 401 3.Simmons I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being. when it is hard for two. .Heinrich Heine The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place. . 7. . try to control the talking habit. and has handed this weakness down to me.
. Tears 1.O. 420. . … in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.Blake So bright the tear in Beauty’s eye. . Colbert Taxes are the price we pay for civilized society. Cicero The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.Rabelais A person’s taste is as much his own peculiar concern as his opinion or his own purse. .S.M. Into the closed mouth the fly does not get.Francis Bacon Every tear form every eye Becomes a babe in eternity. (Old Latin Proverb) Every one to his taste. . 3. Mill 3. .B. 3. . . that shed tears when they would devour. as the woman said when she kissed her cow. Holmes Jr. 2.Anon.Attributed to J.T. 2.402 # Book of Quotations 14. 4. 419. . Love half regrets to kiss it dry. .Franklin Taxes are the sinews of the state.J.W. It is the wisdom of crocodiles. Taxes 1. . Taste 1.Philippine Proverb 418.Byron 2. There can be no disputing about taste. .
. . 6.Shakespeare You know.B. If you have tears. . . .G. 5. there is a certain degree of temptation which will overcome any virtue. .Voltaire It is the tears of the earth that keep her smiles in bloom. 4.Ovid 10. Nothing dries sooner than a tear. . 8.Alfred Austin Tears are the silent language of the grief. 5. prepare to shed them now.Latin Proverb 421.Campbell It is some relief to weep. humanly speaking.Samuel Johnson There are several good protections against temptation. prove all things. hold fast that which is good.Shakespeare : Julius Caesar Tears are summer shower to the soul. .Douglas Jerrold Tempt not a desperate man. 7.Mark Twain Never resist temptation. grief is satisfied and carried of by tears.Oscar Wilde Honest bread is very well – it’s the butter that makes the temptation.Book of Quotations # 403 4. Shaw 3. . Temptation 1. 2. .Swami Vavekananda For Beauty’s tears are lovelier than her smile. 9. . but the surest is cowardice. 6. . I can resist everything except temptation. . .
Experience of wise men testifies to the truth of the aphorism. the weakest in nature. The man who has never been tempted doesn’t know how dishonest he is. . but he is a thinking reed.404 # Book of Quotations 7. If you really make them think. 6.Pascal Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. . 8. they’ll hate you. . . . I think.Walter Durante Thinking without learning makes one flightly.John Keats If you make people think they are thinking they’ll love you. 2.Donald Marquis The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears rather than with their minds. 7. 5.Shakespeare : Hamlet Man is but a reed. 4. says an Upanishad mantra. and accepting both of them.Descartes : Principles of Philosophy There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. The world will thus become what its wise men think. and learning without thinking is disaster.Confucius ‘Double think’ means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously. .Josh Billings 422.Plato ‘A man becomes what he thinks’. . . therefore I am. .George Orwell 3. 9. . . Thinking 1.
. they do so.E. The ‘how’ thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ‘ifs’.Book of Quotations # 405 10. . which is the probable reason why so few engage in it. happiness doesn’t depend upon what you are or what you have. that he becomes. . it depends solely upon what you think.Henry Ford 13. 4. .Norman Vincent Peale 12.M. Thinking is the hardest work there is. A man is but a product of his thoughts. Most people would rather die than think.Dale Carnegie 14. . what he thinks.Charles Mackay Give thy thoughts no tongue Nor any unproportion’d thought his act. Cicero 15. in fact. .Wordsworth 2. the other fellow gets in his joke first.Bertrand Russell 11. . And too strong to be suppressed. 3. Thoughts 1. Howe 423. .George Wither To me the meanest flower that blows can give Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.W. . be up and stirring Night and day : Sow and seed – withdraw the curtain – Clear the way. To think is to live. If you think before you speak. .Shakespeare : Hamlet Thoughts too deep to be expressed.Mahatma Gandhi Men of thought. 5.T. . . Remember.
Goethe 17. second thoughts are the wisest. .Euripides 10. . . . . acting is difficult. and thought only that elevates or degrades human deeds and desires. and to put one’s thought into action is the most difficult thing in the world.George Moore Great thought come from the heart.Marquis De Vauvenargues Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.Confucius 14. Let noble thoughts come to us from all sides. It is thought.W. Change your thoughts. Thinking is easy. . . . . 8. . and you change your world. Thought is the soul of act. . A thought is only a sign just as a world is only a sign of a thought.J. Thought is the blossom.William Hazlitt Among mortals. 9. The power of thought will be a real power which will make them stronger than the biggest and fiercest animals. language the bud.Rig Veda 12.Friedrich Nietzsche .406 # Book of Quotations 6.Ralph Waldo Emerson 16. . and thought alone. .Norman Vincent Peale 13. 7.Aristotle 15. that divides right from wrong.Browning 11. It is thought. Learning without thought is labour lost. action the fruit behind it.Jawaharlal Nehrue 18. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
8. . we go. Put up your caravan Just for one day. .Old Testament A wonderful stream is the River Time. Time and tide wait for no man. 5. oh catch the transient hour. With a faultless rhythm.F.Pittacus of Mitylene Time. . As it blends with the Ocean of Years. You Old Gipsy Man To every thing there is a season. 2. Taylor : The Long Ago Time is a circus always packing up and moving away. . and a surge sublime. He dies – alas! How soon he dies.English Proverb Catch then. . . . and a time to every purpose under the heaven : A time to be born.Samuel Johnson : Winter : An ode Time goes. you old gipsy man. . 7. Improve each moment as it flies! Life’s a short summer. Time 1. 6. . and a musical rhyme And a broader sweep.Austin Dobson : The Paradox of Time Seize time by the forelock. a time to plant.Book of Quotations # 407 424. 9. and a time to die. . for the hours will take care of themselves.Ben Hecht I recommend you to take care of the minutes. man a flower.B.R.Chesterfield 3. 4. and a time to pluck up that which is planted. Hodgson : Time. Time stays. you say? Ah no! Alas. As it runs through the realm of Tears. Will you not stay.
. . As every thread of gold is valuable. and are willing to work.408 # Book of Quotations 10. I wasted time and now doth time waste me. will find the most time.Baltasar Gracian 11. sparing nothing. a man of intellect tries to use it. Ordinary people think merely how they will spend their time.Omar Khayyam 17. God gave you a gift of 86.William Arthur Ward . .Arthur Schopenhauer 14.J. . . Time is a rat that slowly cuts the thread of life. Time is very terrible. .400 seconds to day. Mason 13. Tagore 18. It does not spare even outstanding personalities. .R. .N. Have you used one to say ‘Thank you’? . Time itself is play. which even he has who has nothing else. Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of. Nothing really belongs to us but time. so is every moment of time. Its only object is pastime. Those who have most to do. .Benjamin Franklin 20.Shakespeare 16. Time swallows up everything that is visible.Shri Rama 19. The bird of time has but a little way To flutter – and the bird is on the wing.swallowing Time. There is no entity in this world which does not fall a prey to this all . .Swami Shivanand 12.Samuel Smiles 15.
5. . .Vivian Y. .Pitman Once you have mastered time. Out of Eternity the new Day is born. 3.Carlyle : To day I’ve shut the door on yesterday And thrown the key away – To morrow holds no fear for me. . Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.Weisse Tomorrow life is too late. Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind. Laramore To morrow.Martial One day is worth two tomorrows. Since I have found today. . 4. tomorrow. 426. 4. . live today.Anthony Robbins Time is the coin you have in life.Book of Quotations # 409 425. and only you can determine how it will be spent. you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! . .Carl Sandburg Time will change for the better when you change. It is the only coin you have. 3. Time Management 1.Franklin 2.Anonymous 2. . . Today and Tomorrow (A) To Day : 1. not to-day Here the lazy people say. Into eternity at night will return.
Arthur Helps Tolerance starts when you practise it. 4. Yet fooled with hope. .Alexis Carrel No body is wholly tolerant. . .George Bernard Shaw Tolerance of evil is a dangerous evil. . Creeps in this petty pace from day to day.Keats Tomorrow is an old deceiver. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow just as well.Proverb 3.Samuel Johnson 7. . the less you can tolerate the intolerant. To morrow. and tomorrow. . . . To morrow is falser than the former day. and his cheat never goes sale. 10. . it is all a cheat.Proverb 427. Tomorrow never comes.John Dryden There is a budding morrow in midnight.Robert Quillen Tolerance is the only real test of civilization. men favour the deceit. for no one is free to behave just as he pleases.Shakespeare : Macbeth When I consider life. The more you believe in tolerance.410 # Book of Quotations (B) Tomorrow : 6. . All improvement is founded on tolerance. . To the last syllable of recorded time. . 5. 8. Tolerance 1. Trust on. 2. 9.Mark Twain 11. and think tomorrow will repay. and to morrow.
and thy lips from speaking guile. to see them as they are. perfect liberty to think. .Rudyard Kipling Keep thy tongue from evil. .Samuel Johnson Travel only with thy equals or by betters. Travel 1.Thomas Fuller 2.Franklin ‘They are fools who kiss and tell’ – Wisely has the poet sung.L. travel alone. . .William Hazlitt The use of travelling is to regulate imaginations by reality and instead of thinking how things may be. do just as one pleases. 4.H.Book of Quotations # 411 428. in the younger sort. Man may hold all sorts of posts If he’ll only hold his tongue. 5. feel. 3. . A Slip of the Foot you may soon recover.Old Testament : Psalms A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. .Washington Irving Birds are entangled by their feet and men by their tongues. . Mencken Travel. if there are none. . in the elder part of experience. 3. is a part of education. Tongue 1. The soul of journey is liberty. . . 429.Francis Bacon 2. But a Slip of the Tongue you may never get over. 4.
.Mathew Arnold 2. Better never trouble Trouble Until Trouble troubles you. .David Keppel Man is born unto trouble.Nixon Waterman 2. For while we’ve a whole lot of troubles.Shakespeare : Hamlet Though life Is made up of mere bubbles. Trouble 1. ‘Tis better than many aver. For you only make your trouble Double . . . The most of them never occur. Tree 1. . . 430. . 4. . 3. 7. . What does he plant who plants a tree? He plants the friend of sun and sky. 431.Thoreau 6. The shaft of beauty towearing high. . The world is a country which nobody ever yet know by description. Bunner The tree is known by its fruit.trouble when you do.412 # Book of Quotations 5.Seneca It is not worthwhile to go around the world to count the cats in Zanzibar. as the sparks fly upwards.Old Testamant To take arms against a sea of troubles.Lord Chesterfield Every change of scene is a delight. one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it. He plants the flag of breezes free.Henry C.
5. once it is gone. 2.Samuel Johnson Trust like the soul never returns.” . .E.Francis Scott Key When a man assumes a public trust. at other times he thinks about other things. or a whore’s oath. 6. And this be our motto. . . Trust 1. he should consider himself as public property. Francis De sales The wise man thinks about his troubles only when there is some purpose in doing so. ✤✤✤ . a boy’s love. .Shakespeare : King Lear It is an equal failing to trust everybody and trust nobody. a horse’s health. 4. .Thomas Jefferson He’s mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf.Bertrand Russell The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in. . W. Howe 7.Syrus 3. Trouble that is easily recognized is half-cured. .Thomas Fuller It is happier to be cheated than not to trust. 432.Book of Quotations # 413 5. . “In God is our trust.St. 6.
435. 2. 4. 3.Chinese Proverb He who does not understand your silence will prabalely not understand your words.? . . . Unhappiness 1.Blaise Pascal .R. . Understanding 1. .Apocrypha It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot. 5.Anatole France Be not disturbed at being misunderstood. I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart which shall not be put out.414 # Book of Quotations U 433. 2.John Dryden I have discovered that all the unhappiness of men arises from one single fact. like beauty. . that they cannot stay quiet in their own chamber. . be disturbed rather at not being understood. .Walter Parkes 434. . Tagore 2. Ugliness 1. It is better not to be than to be unhappy.Elbert Hubbard At certain ages one does not need to understand everything. is only skin deep.N.James Ellis Did you ever know of anyone who remarked that ugliness. Better an ugly face than an ugly mind.
Rig Veda 3. one and inseparable. Universe 1. All your danger is in discord.O.Yajur Veda 3.Longfellow 3. 2. All for one.Schiller All that is in tune with thee. Unity 1. United we stand. . . now and forever. . one hand. is in tune with me! . One nation. one element. Holmes The experience of unity is the fulfilment of human efforts. one law. 1830 All your strength is in your union.W. . 4. .Motto of the State of Kentucky Liberty and Union. .Daniel Webster : Speech. one for all.Book of Quotations # 415 436. O universe. The universe is one of God’s thoughts.Marcus Aurelius One God. 2. one heart. .Dumas One flag. Union 1. . divided we fall. evermore! . And one far.Tennyson : The Twho Voices The whole universe is an atom in the whole. 4. 2. . .Yajur Veda See unity in diversity. one land. To which the whole creation moves.off divine event. 438. 437.
The true University of these days is a Collection of Books. . And yet it is the unknown with all its disappointments and surprises that is the most enriching.Comelius Tacitus 2.416 # Book of Quotations 439. . of liberty and of learning. which might be a shock or a disappointment or simply a little difficult to cope with. We tend not to choose the unknown. ✤✤✤ .Thomas Carlyle A university should be a place of light. Unknown 1. . .Disraeli 2. University 1.Anne Morrow Lindberg Everything unknown is magnified. 440.
Valentine 1. And I a maid at your window. To be your valentine. .Leo Tolstoy . 2. Ant so are you.G. goals or purposes that one chooses in order to give a sense of direction and meaning to one’s life : They are the integrative forces that bring about knowledge in one’s personality.Book of Quotations # 417 V 441. And violets are blue.Roy . . . values adorn the person. . Sugar is sweet. Roses are red. .Proverb Too many men who know about financial values. you are your own highest value. Riches adorn the dwelling.Philomena Aqudo Your highest value is no ‘god’ but yourself. All in the morning betime. Life without vanity is almost impossible. know nothing about human values. 4. .Shakespeare : Hamlet 2. Vanity 1.V. 442. Smith Values are the norms. Desai 3.Anonymous To morrow is Saint Valentine’s day. . 443. Value 1.
Vanity of Vanities! How wayward the decrees of Fate are. .Shakespeare Most men are like eggs. 3. 4. Vanity is the last disease.418 # Book of Quotations 2. . and at the town there is a fair kept. .Lewis Carroll The verdict of the world is conclusive. Augustine 445. . 5. Verdict 1. 6. 2. .Shakespeare : Romeo and Juliet The greatest part of human gratification opproach nearly to vice. No! No! Sentence first – verdict afterwords.Bunyan Oh. . ‘And vice sometimes by action dignified. . being misapplied. called Vanity Fair. .St.Pope Virtue itself turns vice. And the name of that town is Vanity. Vanity is that of the modern world. too full of themselves to hold anything else. Vice is a monster of so frightful mien. How very weak the very wise.Josh Billings 3. As to be hated needs but to be seen. Vice 1.Thackeray Cruelty was the vice of the ancient. . 444.Samuel Johnson 2. .George Moore Nothing so credulous as vanity. How very small the very great are! .
but we do despise those who have not a single virtue. 6. 7.A. . .Henry Ward Beecher For when the One Great Scorer comes To write against your name. . Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting. . Violence 1.La Rochefoucauld 446.Vince Lombardi Without victory there is no survival.Proverb A victory is twice itself when the achiever brings home full members. .Winston Churchill Better a lean peace than a fat victory. .Shakespeare 2.Book of Quotations # 419 4. 3. 4. but wanting to win is. Violence defeats its own ends. . Victory 1.L. 6. He marks – not that you won or lost – But how you played the game.Grantland Rice There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. 447. 5. . . Seneca Once vice worn out makes us wiser than fifty tutors.Bulwer We do not despise all those who have vices. .William Hazlitt . .Montaigne Winning isn’t everything. 5. What were once vices are now the manners of the day. Victories that are easy are cheap.
and to demonstrate that they. 2. She can teach you how to climb…. she alone is free.Thomas Paine Know then this truth (enough for men to know). 6. Love virtue. . . . . too. 5.Mahatma Gandhi 4.420 # Book of Quotations 2.Jean Jaures Deeds of violence in own society are performed largely by those trying to establish their self. 448.esteem. we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.Shakespeare What is gained by violence must be lost before superior violence. 3. 4. to defend their self-image.Johm Fletcher Mortals that would follow me. Virtue alone is happiness below. Virtue 1. are significant. Great actions speak great minds. and such should govern.Rollo May Violence arises not out of superfluity of power but out of powerlessness. . that makes us noble. .Pope 3. . . and not birth. 5. Violence is the sign of temporary weakness. . Virtue is its own reward. . .Cicero ‘Tis virtue.Milton When we are planning for posterity.Rollo May Violent delights have violent ends.
.. His virtues Will plead like angels .William Hazlitt Virtues and sins are eternally bound together in human body.Anonymous The greatest offence against virtue is to speak ill of it.performance of base ones. vice at other joints. 10. You cannot legislate for virtue. but its citizens. virtues. . 14.Rig Veda 7. 11. You must follow sometimes visions and dreams.Izaak Walton Be virtuous.Shakespeare : Macbeth Virtue is more clearly shown in the performance of fine actions than in the non . .James Gibbons What makes a nation strong is not brigades. 13. .. 9.Keats Reason may fail you. .do I wake or sleep? . .Bede Jarrett 2. . 12. . . . 449. 15.Aristotle Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue. .Proverb. . and you will be eccentric. you have sometimes to move away from it beyond all measurements. Was it a vision or a waking dream? Fled is that music : .Book of Quotations # 421 6. If you are going to do anything with life.Anonymous Virtue is learned at the mother’s knee. Vision 1..Mark Twain A thanful heart is the parent of all virtues. 8.
Jonathan Swift Where there is no vision. Liberty! .Old Testment : Proverbs 450. . Gentle. Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony. They were thy chosen music. the people perish. 6.Milton His voice is as the sound of many waters.Shakespeare : King Lear Two voices are there : one is of the sea.New Testament Her voice was ever soft. 4. .422 # Book of Quotations 3. Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. each a mighty Voice. . One of the mountains. . 3. . It can’t be bred in captivity. In both from age to age thou didst rejoice. ✤✤✤ . an excellent thing in woman.Wordsworth The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love. . and low. The voice is a mild thing. . 5. Voice 1. The melting voice through mazes running.Villa Cather 2. 4.La Bruyere All the intelligence and talent in the world can’t make a singer.
How few our real wants. and how vast our imaginary ones! .Book of Quotations # 423 W 451. They rush and hustle. and no man is wanted much.Socrates As long as I have a want. the nearer we resemble the gods.B. 6. .N. no patience for anything else but fulfilment of purpose. this explains it all.W. he wanted it only because it was forbidden. War is the statesman’s game.R. Wants 1. I have a reason to live. Shelley The essence of war is violence.P. 4. 5.Lavater The fewer our wants. . . . 8. the priest’s delight.B. .Attributed To Lord Fisher 2. . satisfaction is death. 3. Emerson Worth of a thing is best known by its wants. . . Shaw Adam was but human.Samuel Johnson Our needs are always in a hurry. 7.R. .Mark Twain Every man is wanted. the hired assassin’s trade. not from enjoyment to enjoyment. . Tagore 2. 452. Moderation in war is imbecility. War 1. the lawyer’s jest.Proverb Life is a progress from want to want. He did not want the apple for apple’s sake.G.
the murderous hand of man. 10. In a war of ideas. . 4.J. . 6. . Lec 14. . . all that is God. all justice.John Davidson 5.Bonar Law (Speech before World War I) Force and frand are in war the two cardinal virtues. 11.T. with bloody heel. .M. but very difficult to stop one. spoiled. The laws are silent in time of war. he sung. . What millions died – That Caesar might be great ! . crushed by the cruelty.Thomas Hobbes War crushes.Francis Bacon 13. and in war the fathers bury their sons.like in man.Campbell What distinguishes war is not that man is slain. Honour but an empty bubble. 8. 7. . .S. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom.Aristotle. In peace the sons bury their fathers. An unjust peace is better than a just war.Charles Sumner By war’s great sacrifices. Cicero 12. . but. all happiness. 9.424 # Book of Quotations 3. It is always easy to begin a war. .Sallust .Dryden There is no such thing as an inevitable war. is toil and trouble. the treachery. it is people who get killed. that he is slain. the injustice. War must be for the sake of peace. the world reduces itself.William Ellery Channing War.
with the sedition of the city and the disorder of families. . . 4. Two things indicate weakness – to be silent when it is proper to speak. . . 5.Persion Proverb .Lucretius Little drops of water. War is a horrible thing and constantly more terrible. The first causality when war comes is truth. . Water 1.T. . .Book of Quotations # 425 15.Shakespeare : Henry VI A man may lead a horse to the water.Julia Carney Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.Herbert George Wells 16.Pythagoras 453. . it will certainly end human society. You can’t say that civilizations don’t advance.S.Will Rogers 17. . 454. It is only necessary to make war with five things – with the maladies of the body. for in every war they kill you a new way. . but he connot make him drink. water every where. Water. . Not any drop to drink. with the passions of the body. and to speak when it is proper to be silent.Thomas Fuller The fall of dropping water wears away the stone. Coleridge We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. and dreadful so. make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land.Proverb 2. that unless it is ended. 3. the ignorance of the mind.Hiram Johnson 18. 6. Weakness 1. little grains of sand.
Kural Wealth is a power usurped by the few to compel the many to labour for their benefit.Shri Ram 2. . the possessor becomes a disease to the society. .Thoreau No man can serve two masters – ye cannot serve God and Mammon. and cotton and gold. All wealth is the product of labour.Benjamin Franklin Riches either serve or govern the possessor. 8. 6. 9. not sik. wealth too whirls the foolish men into eddies of pride and haughtiness. 4. . We that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak.Andrew Carnegie Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. .Richard Hovey When wealth is neither enjoyed by oneself nor given to deserving persons.426 # Book of Quotations 2. 10.Bible Wealth is not his that has it. Wealth 1. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul. but his that enjoys it.Horace The wealth of nations is men. 7.Percy Bysshe Shelley Just as a river produces a series of swirling waves during the rains. . . .Locke . . . Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community. . 3.New Testament 455. 5. .
. A good wife and health are a man’s best wealth. . but nobody does anything about it. Weather 1. . 3. . but marriage is an achievement. some are otherwise. . . 457. .The Bible 13. His worth is warrant for his welcome. 2. . .Charles Mackin A constant guest is never welcome.Benjamin Franklin Change of weather is the discourse of fools. Wedding 1.Book of Quotations # 427 11.Sri Aurobindo 14. A wedding is an event. . 3. Warner Some are weather wise.Thomas Fuller . Welcome 1.G. To he clear enough to get all the money. The love of money is the root of all evil.K. Hereditary wealth is in reality a premium paid to idleness.Shakespeare You are as welcome as flowers in May. Everybody talks about the weather. All wealth belongs to the Divine and those who hold it are trustees.Thomas Fuller 456. not possessors. one must be stupid enough to want it. Chesteron 15. .Anonymous 458.William Godwin 12. .Charles D.Thomas Fuller 2.
.Victor Hugo Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate. 3. Wind of the western sea. 3.Goethe People do not lack strength. sweet and low.English Proverb He who is firm in will moulds the world to himself. . 2.Anonymous Will. Will-Power 1. Low. there is a way.Old Testament 2. . Wind of the western sea.Tennyson For they have sown the wind.428 # Book of Quotations 4.Byron 459. . I see the branches downward bent. . One can not increase it by a single ounce. Where there’s a will. 460. . . . low.Thomas Mann The limit of man’s achievement is his will. . I hear the wind among the trees Playing celestial symphonies.power is only the tensile strength of one’s own disposition. Will. Like keys of some great instrument.Longfellow : A Day of Summer Sweet and low. 6. and they shall reap the whirlwind.Cesare Pavese 5. ’Tis sweet to hear the watchdog’s honest bark Bay deep mouth of welcome as we draw near home. they lack will. 4. . breathe and blow. Wind 1. and she is fate. .
. . 3. . . and I am. Herbert Leave something to wish for. 462. it diminishes the fear a little bit. Losers. I will. on the other hand.Book of Quotations # 429 4. I wish That life was like the movies are. . You never really cancel the fear of losing. No man is born wise.Arthur Ash Losers spend time explaining why they lost. .P. so as not to be miserable from very happiness. concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done.A. I wish a lot of things.Eric Berne The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can. you keep. But God is just and sends the dust To blind the bad man’s eyes.star.Anonymous 461. .Baltasar Gracian 2.The Bible 463. . Wish and wisher 1. I wish I was a movie. They rarely enjoy doing what they’re doing. Every time you win.Denis Waitley 2. 3. 2. . The Devil sends the wicked wind To blow our skirts knee high. You challenging it.Proverb Where ignorance is bliss. I wish I hadn’t broke that dish.Thomas Gray A wise son maketh a glad father. Wise 1. Winner and loser 1. or what they can’t do. Losers spend their lives thinking about what they’re going to do. . ‘tis folly to be wise.
Thomas Fuller Wit ought to be glorious treat.Pope Better a witty fool than a foolish wit. a witty beauty is a power.La Rochefoucauld There is wisheful thinking in hell as well as on the earth. . 6. Wit is the salt of conversation.George Meredith 3. 2. never spread it about like marmalade.Noel Coward Wit is the rarest quality to be met with among people of education. It is well that we know not all our wishes. not the food.C. . . What oft as thought. 4. . but ne’er so well. . . like sharp knives.S. Lewis If a man could have half his wishes. he would double his troubles. . like caviare. 9. . 5. . 7.Benjamin Franklin 464. express’d. the less courage. 4. do often cut their owner’s fingers.Mark Twain A witty woman is a treasure. 8.William Hazlitt Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their marriage were not perceived to have any relation. .430 # Book of Quotations 3. . Wit 1.Arrowsmith The more wit.Shakespeare : Twelfth Night Sharp wits. . .William Hazlitt True wit is nature to advantage dress’d. and the most common among the educated. 5.
La Rochefoucauld 9. .Oscar Wilde 11. . and no man.Holmes It is God who makes woman beautiful. 5. 7. Wit an Humour – if any difference it is in duration of lightning and electric light. . . Some material apparently. Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter in every six months.Book of Quotations # 431 465.Victor Hugo The man who enters his wife’s dressing room is either a philosopher or a fool.Balzac I have always thought that every woman should marry.Remy de Gourmont 8. .Frost 2. 6.Mark Twain Man has his will – but woman has her way. .Oscar Wilde . .Disraeli A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy. 3. Shaw 10. Woman would be more charming if one could fall into her arms without falling into her hands. .G. and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes. Wit and humour 1. A man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing. One kind of happiness is to know exactly at what point to be miserable. . it is the devil who makes her pretty. . 4.B. . but one is vivid and can do damage – the other fools along and enjoys elaboration. In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.
and most men.W. .Socrates .William Feather 17.Byron 466. Holmes 13. they’d never marry. Women love the simpler things in life–men. and philosophy begins in wonder. . A little while she strove.J. I expect that woman will be the last thing civilized by man. Few women are dump enough to listen to reason. . And whispering. take them seriously.Cervantes 21. A woman never forgets her sex. Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little. “I will never consent .Samuel Johnson 16. Between a woman’s ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. Most women like small children enjoy saying ‘no’.Cervantes 14. There is no load heavier than a light woman. .George Meredith 19.Sydney Harris 22. . Henry 18. She would rather talk to a man than a angel. .Consented. There is not room for a pin to go. Fineger 20. . If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone. like idiots. . . . Wonder 1.432 # Book of Quotations 12. .Mignon McLaughlin 15. and much repented. Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher.O. The only way to understand a woman is to love her and then it isn’t necessary to understand her. .O.
. .Pope Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind. and where they most abound.Rudyard Kipling By the words thou shalt be condemend. 7. .H. Words 1.Charles Moeghan 467. 6. 5. . Longfellow Kind words can be short and easy to speak. . 4. . wonder deepens. 3. 8. . But made not any thing at all So beautiful as words. Branch Words are like leaves. .Anna H. God wove a web of loveliness Of clouds and stars and birds.R.Winston Churchill The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.Mother Teresa Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all. but hard words bruise the heart of a child.New Testament : Matthew A torn jacket is soon mended.Book of Quotations # 433 2. Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. Emerson As knowledge increases. . .Thomas Jefferson A word to the wise is sufficient. Wonder is the basis of worship. .Terence 2.W. 4.Thomas Carlyle Men love to wonder and that is the seed of our science. .W. but their echoes are truly endless. 3. 9. .
Sticks and stones may break my bones. . . .Joseph Joubert 14. All words are pegs to hang ideas on. Words fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Men of few words are the best men. But words can never harm me.H. The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. Beecher 20. .434 # Book of Quotations 10. . they do not make clear. but words once spoken never die.Old English Rhym . Good words are worth much and cost little.Pythagoras 13. obscure everything. A very great part of the mischiefs that vex this world arise from words. like grasses.George Herbert 15. . The oldest. my thoughts remain below : Words without thoughts never arise to heaven go. . . shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought. . My words fly up.Edmund Burke 12. . Words. Quarrels ends.Shakespeare 18. Words are what hold society together.Mark Twain 21.W.African Proverb 16. .Stuart Chase 17. .Proverb 19.Shakespeare : Hamlet 11.
I love to keep it by me : the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart. . 2. . Work – work – work Till the eyes are heavy and dim. . something done. 9. Out of clutter find simplicity. 2.Ralph Waldo Emerson Einstein’s Three Rules of Work : 1. Has earned a night’s repose.Jerome K. or broadswords.Aristotle I like work : it fascinates me. . . 8. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. whether it be to make baskets.Carlyle The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness. .Karl Marx : The German Ideology Blessed is he who has found his work. 3. Work and workforce 1. let him ask no other blessedness. Jerome 3. one is always unhappy in life. or songs.Book of Quotations # 435 468. If one does not love work. Something attempted.The Mother Work – work – work Till the brain begins to swim. From discord find harmony. I can sit and look at it for hours. . Each evening sees it close. or status. . .Thomas Hood Each morning sees some task begun. or canals. to each according to his need.Longfellow From each according to his abilities. 7. 6.Albert Einstein Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. 4. 5. .
David Grayson 11.436 # Book of Quotations 10.R. The world is a beautiful book. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes.John Cleese 13. but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. 5. a tragedy to those who feel. . If you honour and serve the people who work for you. . . We treat our people like royalty. Tagore Workforce : 12.Rabelais This world is a comedy to those who think. World 1.N. but of little use to him who cannot read it.Horace Walpole All the world’s a stage. they will honour and serve you.Helen Keller 14. Happiness I have discovered is nearly always a rebound from hard work. . and round into the square.Shakespeare : As you Like It 2. . 4. . 3. . .Bishop Berkeley Half the world does not know how the other half lives. but he loves me when I sing. . and the square men have got into the round holes. And all the men and women merely players.Goldoni This world is like a board with holes in it. If you want creative workers. . .Mary Kay Ash 469. God respects me when I work. give them enough time to play.
Writer and writing 1. I am going to my own hearth – stone.Book of Quotations # 437 6.Chaucer But in this world nothing is sure but death and taxes. Emerson 11. The shape of things. .R. 9.Walter Bagehot Bad writers are those who try to express their own feeble ideas in the language of good ones. 3. Lichtenberg. surprises – and God made it all! . Writers seldom write the things they think.Elbert Hubbard The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything. 8.bye. The world is whatever is the case. And we but pilgrims passing to and fro. proud world! I’m going home. .Franklin The world! – it is a wilderness. .R. Death is an end of every worldly sore. . They simply write the things they think other folks think they think.W. . However you’re a man. . . Browning The world is but a thoroughfare full of woe.G. Changes.Ludwig Wittgenstein 470. Good. . 2.Thomas Hood 7. you’ve seen the world – The beauty and the wonder and the power.C. Where tears are hung on every tree. You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. 10. . lights and shades.George Bernard Shaw 12. their colours. Bosomed in yon green hills alone – .
F. 8.B.J.Robert Benchley Writing : 12.438 # Book of Quotations 4. Sheridan . But easy writing’s curst hard reading.W. . As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance. You write with ease to show your breeding.Robertson Davies Creative writers are always greater than the cause that they represent. E. It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing.Cervantes 11. . but because they put what they have to say as if it had never been said before. 9. the critics of the next. . . Scott Fitzerald The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new. It is also his most difficult task. Somerset Maugham An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation. . not chance. True ease in writing comes from art.Disraeli 5. 6. .W. . and the schoolmasters of ever afterwards. Forster The trouble with our younger authors is that they are all in the sixties.R. Goethe The author who speaks about own looks is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children. . but couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.M. 7. The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself.Pope 13. . The pen is the tongue of the mind. 10.
Sir Philip Sidney 15. . Whatever sentence will bear to be read twice. you kill the monster and fling him to the public. Biting my truant pen. White 17.Francis Bacon 16. or whose attitude is patronizing.D. .Leo Tolstoy 19. .E. If you wish to be a writer. Reading maketh a full man.Book of Quotations # 439 14. then it become a tyrant. To begin with. it is a toy and an amusement. look in thy heart and write. I can’t understand how anyone can write without rewriting everything over and over again. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude.B. No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader’s intelligence. write. and writing an exact man.Winston Churchill 20. .H. then it becomes a master. we may be sure was thought twice. Thoreau 18. conference a ready man. Then it becomes a mistress. . beating myself for spite : Fool! Said my Muse to me. ….Epictetus ✤✤✤ . . . Writing is an adventure.
and – twenty I heard a wise man say. . ring in the new. Ring out the false. Year 1. across the snow : The year is going. If all the year were playing holidays. .Shakespeare : Macbeth 473. 472..440 # Book of Quotations Y 471. . 474. Emerson Ring out the old.R. 2. 3. .Tennyson 2. Be gentle with the young. . ring in the true. they have more generous sentiments in every respect.Proverb When I was one . To make up a year And a sphere. Housman 3.E. . And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. . ‘Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away.Shakespeare All sorts of things and weather Must be taken in together.. . Ring happy bells. Young 1.W. To sport would be as tedious as to work.Juvenal Young men have more virtue than old men. let him go.Samuel Johnson The glory of young men is their strength. .A. Yesterday 1. Youth 1.
.Southey The days of our youth are the days of our glory. 12.Byron Youth comes but once in a lifetime.Benjamine Disraeli Youth.W. 13. . Roosevelt .A. dreams … .Old Testament O youth with song and laughter. 5.Walt Kelly Live as long as you may. no doubt will think us so. To be young is to be one of the immortal gods. 14.Scottish Proverb Flaming youth has become flaming question.Franklin D. 4. 11. . . .Victor Hugo Rule youth well.Pope Youth is looking for new answer – so thy can question them. so wise we grow : Our wiser sons. . . Rejoice. the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. aspirations. and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth.Longfellow Ah! Happy years! Once more who would not be a boy! . Have pity – and remember How soon thy roses die. Peach We think our fathers fools. . 7. in thy youth. Go not so lightly by. . even in its sorrows. 3.Longfellow There is a feeling of eternity in youth. has a brilliance of its own.Lord Byron How beautiful is youth! how bright it With its illusions. .Book of Quotations # 441 2. O young man. 6. . And youth comes to us wanting to know what we may propose to do about a society that hurts so many of them. 9. for age will rule itself. 8. 10.
. 3. Thompson 2. mercy and goodness.Galations IV Zeal is fit only for wise men. It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing.G. 5.Thomas Fuller Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.Thomas Fuller Zeal is very blind. .M. Lightwer Zeal without tolerance is fanaticism.E. or badly regulated. when it encroaches upon the rights of others. .R. but is mostly found in fools. 7. Zeal 1. 6.442 # Book of Quotations Z 475.Proverb All true zeal for God is zeal also for love. . 4. .Quesnel Blind zeal can only do harm. . ✤✤✤ . .